UK: Scores of confidential files with personal details about abuse survivors were left in our office – and nobody seemed to care

Jennifer Williams reports:

Scores of confidential social services files containing highly personal details about the lives of vulnerable young people – including abuse survivors – have been found abandoned in an empty Tameside office.

The extraordinary data breach was discovered by the building’s landlord after drug service contractor Change, Grow, Live (CGL) left a fortnight ago.

But he says neither CGL nor Tameside council showed any interest in retrieving the records when he alerted them.


“There must have been 150 or 200 files with names, addresses, criminal records, details of abuse, addiction – and I don’t know what to do with them.”

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