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Mother: 'I was hurt as I felt I had let the kids down'

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.

In a pioneering scheme, workshops are run in some parts of the country for pregnant women who risk losing their new baby, because they or their partner have already had at least one child taken into care.

The BBC's Sanchia Berg met one mother who had four children taken into care at once.

  • 23 Jun 2014
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