John Dunne reports:
An urgent investigation has been launched after dozens of confidential social services files were found at an abandoned town hall in London.
The documents, including highly sensitive reports on parents turned down for adoption and the case notes on the Victoria Climbié case, were left on shelves and tables on public view at the former civic centre in Southgate.
The phone numbers and addresses of vulnerable people on the service’s register were also among the files.
The town hall has been mothballed for more than two years and is being used as a film set for the police station in Endeavour, the prequel to ITV drama Inspector Morse with Shaun Evans in the lead role as the young detective.
David Burrowes, Tory MP for Enfield-Southgate, said Enfield council’s handling of the confidential papers was a scandal and is lodging a complaint with the Information Commissioner.
Read more on The London Evening Standard. Scandalous, indeed. And while they’re investigating, they should inquire as to why sensitive documents were never properly secured to begin with.
h/t, Scott Sammons