Privacy concerns over Children’s Index database

Eighteen per cent of children voted against social workers having access to the Children’s Index, says a report by the children’s rights director published this week.
Research by Roger Morgan found that children were concerned about the frequency with which their social workers changed and that there could be a number of people who had a lot of information about them.

Children were worried that security could be compromised by social workers giving their passwords to administrative staff.
113 children took part in the research. The Children’s Index will hold information about every child in England and Wales and will be implemented in September 2008.
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