A CHILDCARE worker who posted an extremely offensive tweet about the Clutha helicopter disaster has been allowed to stay in the profession.
Natasha Henvey was training to be a nursery nurse when a helicopter crashed into a pub in Glasgow in November 2013, killing ten people.
The same night, Ms Henvey took to Twitter to ask if anyone actually “gave a f***” about the disaster.
She also shared a highly offensive post, written by someone else, which suggested that the helicopter pilots had crashed after thinking “f*** man it’s Friday night”.
Ms Henvey was hauled in front of the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) in Dundee last month and could have been struck off the register.
But a panel ruled that she should be allowed to stay in the profession – and she was let off with a two-year warning and a condition imposed on her registration.
At the hearing Ms Henvey, who was training to be a nursery nurse with Adelaide’s Nursery in Glasgow, faced two charges.
The first was that on 29 November 2013, she “posted an inappropriate comment on the social networking site Twitter, in relation to the Glasgow helicopter crash”.
The charge states that her Tweet read: “Does anybody actually give a f*** aboot a stupid helicopter crashin into a pub? Naw didny hink so #gtf.”
The second charge states that she reposted another individual’s inappropriate comment on Twitter, which read: “C***s flying helicopters into pubs, pilots just thought f*** it man it’s Friday night”.
In posting and reposting the comments Ms Henvey, who is believed to be 25-years-old, breached her employer’s Internet Safety Policy and “behaved in a manner which called into question her suitability for registration”.
A decision notice, posted online, reads that her behaviour was “completely inappropriate and likely to cause offence or emotional harm to members of the public”.
The panel took into account several factors of concern, including that she “failed to demonstrate insight into her actions” and that she “abused trust placed in her”.
They add that Ms Henvey “apologised for her post and re-post” and that she “admitted the facts at an early stage”.
They ruled that a 24-month warning should be placed on her registration, and a condition imposed.
The condition states that in three months’ time, Ms Henvey must provide a written reflective account which should address the implications of her actions and the importance of upholding the SSSC Code of Practice.
A member of staff at Adelaide’s confirmed that Ms Henvey was no longer employed by them.
On 29 Novemeber 2013, a helicopter crashed into Clutha Vaults, a popular pub on the north bank of the Clyde in central Glasgow.
The accident claimed the lives of 10 people after the helicopter ran out of fuel and crashed through the pub’s roof.
The Aircraft Accident Report found that fuel system was managed incorrectly which led to the fuel in the main tank becoming unusable.
It was calculated that the helicopter failed to land within a specified 10 minute time period despite the continuous activation of low fuel warnings.
Both engines then caught fire due to the lack of fuel, causing the helicopter to lose control and crash into the pub.
A new bar was opened at the Clutha pub in summer last year in an opening ceremony which was attended by First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, as well as the families of those who were killed in the tragedy.