Claire Mason
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'Vulnerable' women have children taken into care

There has been a dramatic rise in the number of newborn babies taken into care in England.

According to researchers from Lancaster University, 800 newborns were subject to care proceedings soon after birth in 2008.

Five years later, that figure had risen to more than 2,000.

Co-author of the findings, Claire Mason, told the Victoria Derbyshire programme the women often came from a background of abuse, and taking having their baby taken into care was an additional layer of trauma.

  • 14 Dec 2015
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