Boss of Social Workers body steps aside over Private Eye article

Private Eye claimed a scalp today as the boss of the British Association of Social Workers left his job following a story last week in the fortnightly satirical magazine.

According to Community Care, Private Eye last week carried a string of allegations about BASW chairman Tim Chittleburgh’s private business dealings. He declined to comment to the magazine.

A statement on the BASW website says: ‘Following an article featured in Private Eye last week, the British Association of Social Workers (BASW) can confirm that Tim Chittleburgh voluntarily stepped aside from his role as UK Chair of BASW in December 2009 following a serious complaint that was been made to BASW regarding his own business affairs.

On receipt of the complaint, BASW immediately began investigating the matter under their procedures for determining member’s standards of conduct and Tim has ceased duties at BASW until the procedure is complete.

‘Tim strongly refutes the allegations made against him and is fully co-operating with BASW investigations.

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