The Scottish Children's Reporter Administration didn't empty a filing cabinet before disposing of it...
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has found that the organisation which investigates the care of Scotland's most vulnerable children had twice failed to protect sensitive child welfare information.
In January 2011 the Scottish Children's Reporter Administration (SCRA) sent legal papers containing sensitive information about a child's court hearing to the wrong email address, the watchdog said.
The electronic documents included details relating to physical abuse and included the identities of the child's mother and witnesses.
Four months earlier, in September 2010, the SCRA had left nine case files in a filing cabinet when it was removed as part of an office refurbishment.
The files contained names, dates of birth, social reports and referral decisions relating to children.
Although the cabinet was supposed to have been destroyed, it was sold on to a second-hand furniture shop with the files still inside.