UP TO 25 staff at Fife Council are alleged to have accessed confidential social work files on tragic toddler Mikaeel Kular.
Council chiefs have launched an internal investigation and police said they were aware of the allegations.
Mikaeel’s mother Rosdeep Adekoya, 34, is awaiting sentence for killing the three-year-old after she admitted culpable homicide last month.
Staff could face suspension and disciplinary action if it is found they looked at the files without good reason,
A source was quoted saying: “The social work department is under scrutiny. They are trying to look into why so many people accessed his information.
“It might have been nosiness but it is not allowed. It’s strictly confidential.”
Mikaeel went missing from his home in Drylaw in January and hundreds helped in a search for him, but his body was found in woodland in Kirkcaldy.
Fife Council children’s services boss, Craig Munro, said: “We have a clear internal process for dealing with discipline issues.” Police said they were aware of the allegations but no criminal investigation had begun.”