A CARE worker who left a teenager stuck on a toilet in the dark for almost two hours has been given a warning.

Connor McDermott failed to check on the 19-year-old at Quarriers’ Countryview respite facility in Bridge of Weir for an hour and 40 minutes on March 4 last year.

And, after the girl was discovered, McDermott failed to complete an incident report or inform the duty manager of the event.

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He also did not place the cot sides and protective bumper in position around her bed.

The Scottish Social Services Council said McDermott’s actions were “negligent” and showed a “disregard for a care requirement” for the teenager.

McDermott, who was said to be “remorseful” of his actions, was placed on a 12-month warning.

The Countryview site provides residential respite for six young people and one long-term resident, as well as an emergency bed in a purpose-built bungalow.

It is understood McDermott has since moved on to a new employer and no further incidents have been reported.

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A Quarriers spokeswoman said: “We are very sorry that support to this person fell short of our usual high standards.

“Mr McDermott no longer works for Quarriers.”