AT least nine social services staff have been fired for looking at confidential files on tragic toddler Mikaeel Kular.
Fife Council dismissed the workers for accessing documents about the three-year-old’s murder at the hands of his mother, Rosdeep Adekoya, 34, in January last year.
Mikaeel died from internal injuries after he was repeatedly punched by his mother following a trip to a restaurant.
Adekoya is now behind bars after being convicted of battering him to death.
Council chiefs are said to have taken swift action after a probe found the workers had looked at files without permission.
Confirmation of the sackings comes as a separate independent review continues into whether Mikaeel’s death could have been prevented.
Craig Munro, executive director of education and children’s services at Fife Council, said: “We have a clear internal process for dealing with discipline issues and we don’t comment publicly on the individual circumstances of staff.”