10th April 2020
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Inspection report gave child’s identity, says Campbell

A letter of complaint is to be sent to the Care Inspectorate after a councillor said a child had been identified in an external audit report.

Peter Campbell said he was left “appalled” by the Care Inspectorate after it released reports on two settings in the outer isles.

The Lerwick South member said two “very positive” reports had been compiled.

But he added: “I’d like to request a letter be sent to the Care Inspectorate. For years Education Scotland and HMI [Her Majesty’s Inspectors] have worked hard to protect the identity of individuals.

“I’m quite appalled to find in these reports we can actually identify an individual child and their gender.”

He described the error as “quite unacceptable”.

Chairman George Smith said Mr Campbell had made a good point. The call for a letter was given unanimous support by members.

About Ryan Taylor

Ryan Taylor has worked as a reporter since 1995, and has been at The Shetland Times since 2007, covering a wide variety of news topics. Before then he reported for other newspapers in the Highlands, where he was raised, and in Fife, where he began his career with DC Thomson. He also has experience in broadcast journalism with Grampian Television. He has lived in Shetland since 2002, where he harbours an unhealthy interest in old cars and motorbikes.

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