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Thousands of mothers have multiple babies removed

Thousands of mothers over the past seven years have had successive children removed by family courts in England, the BBC has learned.

Court records for that period show 7,143 mothers were involved in repeat care cases - affecting 22,790 children.

Researchers found children were taken away from their parents by local authorities in more than 90% of cases.

Sanchia Berg reports.

  • 23 Jun 2014
  • From the section Health
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