UK: Investigation as foster worker’s laptop containing children’s details is stolen

Rory Reynolds and Ian Swanson report from Scotland:

An investigation is under way after a laptop computer containing sensitive details on vulnerable children was stolen from a member of a fostering and adoption panel.

Police are probing the theft of the device from the home of an independent consultant who conducts reviews of foster and adoptive parents in Edinburgh.

Files and minutes from dozens of reviews are understood to be among the documents kept on the computer, which detectives have so far been unable to recover.

Edinburgh City Council, which operates the fostering system in the Capital, admitted the laptop data had not been encrypted.

Read more on Scotsman.com.

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