A SCHOOL support worker from Wrexham who was struck off last year has now been banned again – this time by a different body.

In April last year the fitness to practise committee of Social Care Wales imposed the strongest sanction possible on Debra Ann Lloyd after hearing how she had allowed herself to be driven in a car by two teenagers who were uninsured and had no licence.

Mrs Lloyd had started working for the Keys Group in Wrexham shortly before the incidents came to light. The small residential home where she worked in Derby Road, Wrexham, has since closed.

Footage of two episodes which had been filmed on the boys’ phones was found on the home’s computer.

Mrs Lloyd, who was still in her probationary period at the time, claimed she should not have been placed in such a situation alone as she was inexperienced and unqualified and she said on both occasions the car keys were snatched from her.

She had not reported the incidents to her colleagues, she claimed, because one of the teenagers had made serious threats against her.

The committee, who found that her fitness to practise had been impaired and that she had shown no real insight into the seriousness of her failings by blaming others, heard that she had since started working for the New Directions recruitment company.

The latest action against her was taken by the Education Workforce Council’s own fitness to practise committee as Mrs Lloyd was registered as a school and further education learning support worker.

The Leader: Debra Lloyd leaving the Beaufort Park Hotel in New Brighton where she attended a Fitness to Practise panel. GA250418A.

The allegations against her were the same as those made at the Social Care Wales hearing in April 2018 and she was also alleged to have not informed New Directions that she was suspended by the Keys Group.

As a result she was found to have shown a lack of integrity and been dishonest.

The prohibition order means that she has been removed indefinitely from the Register of Education Practitioners and may not apply to be restored for two years.

She can, however, appeal to the High Court against the committee’s decision within 28 days.