Rise in number of babies taken into care

The number of newborns subject to care proceedings has more than doubled between 2015 and 2018 in Wales. For every 10,000 births in the country in 2015, 39 newborns became the subject of care proceedings within two weeks of birth. The rate rose to 83 cases per 10,000 live births by 2018. Research by the Centre for Child…

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