STATEWIDE (WGME) – The state social worker who placed 4-year-old Kendall Chick in the home where she was murdered has had her licensed revoked by the state of Maine.
The decision to revoke the license of Heather Campbell on Aug. 3 came from the Maine Board of Social Worker Licensure.
The board found that the former DHHS worker “exhibited gross negligence, incompetence or misconduct by inaccurately recording client records.”
The board said Kendall’s grandfather, whose custody she was in when she died, had multiple criminal convictions that should have prevented her from being placed in his care.
Kendall died in 2017 from a fatal blow to the stomach, according to a medical examiner.
Shawna Gatto, the grandfather’s fiance, was convicted of murder.
Local lawmakers said more needs to be done at the State House to prevent this from ever happening again.