AN investigation is understood to have been launched into how social work information ended up being given out to parents at a Clydebank primary school – twice in a week.

Parents were left furious after a social work report and a list of 30 children's names and other personal information were reportedly released within other papers.

The incident happened when one parent requested copies of parent council minutes, a copy of the list of children's names and information was discovered.

They were returned to the school.

A different parent at the school told the Post: "That never should have been leaked out. Some of these children are under social work care.

"If that got into the wrong hands, it could put them at risk.

"That's two incidents in the same week – someone is not doing their job."

West Dunbartonshire Council officials were asked how the data breach happened and about what action was being taken to ensure children on the list were protected.

A West Dunbartonshire Council spokeswoman told the Post: "Any allegation of a data protection breach is taken extremely seriously with cases fully investigated, recorded and appropriate action taken – including, where necessary, a report being made to the Information Commissioner's Office."

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As the Post went to press, the ICO confirmed no report has yet been made by the council.

A spokesman said: “Organisations must notify the ICO within 72 hours of becoming aware of a personal data breach, unless it does not pose a risk to people’s rights and freedoms.

“If an organisation decides that a breach doesn’t need to be reported, then it should keep its own record of the incident and, if necessary, also be able to explain and justify why it wasn’t reported.

“Anyone with concerns about how their data has been handled by an organisation can report them to the ICO.”