The child was taken from a St Helier primary school by social workers and told she was going to meet her mother – despite the girl not having contact with her since she was just a few weeks old.
And the mistake was only discovered when the care worker and the girl arrived at the Social Services offices across town, and the waiting woman informed them that the youngster was not her child.
The girl's father, who is now threatening legal action, said his daughter has been left traumatised and now does not want to go back to school.
The Education Department has launched an internal investigation and has vowed to introduce additional safety measures to prevent a similar incident happening again.
Read the full story and interview, with the father, in Saturday's JEP.
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