Newborns taken into care on the rise

The number of newborns taken into care has increased by 136% over the past nine years, figures have revealed. Research by the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory showed that in 2007/08, 1,039 babies were subject to care proceedings within one week of birth. By 2016/17, this number had more than doubled to 2,447. Between 2007/08 and…

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