Sunday, 20 September 2015

Confidential files stolen by social worker

"Stolen case files on abused children were found during a police raid on a former social worker."

"Officers swooped on Anthony O`Donoghue`s home as part of a probe into a child porn ring."

"But they also found official documents providing details of sex abuse victims."

"THE confidential files involved youngsters who were under supervision of the now-defunct Strathclyde Regional Council social work department and dated back to the 80s and early 90s."

"O`Donoghue, 62, stole the paperwork while he was a temporary care officer between 1988 and 2006."

"Police also discovered a stash of illegal images during the search at his home in Renfrew in March."

"Officials in Glasgow City Council`s social work department were unaware the files were missing...."

"A spokesman for Glasgow City Council said: `This individual has pled guilty to the theft of these files.` "

" `We have robust processes in place to deal with the handling of sensitive information.` "

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