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Families who recurrently lose children into care: How can professionals support mothers?

Belinda Hannah, Louise Condon

Journal of Health Visiting, Volume: 8, Issue: 1, Pages: 18 - 22

Swansea University Author: Louise Condon

Abstract

Numbers of children entering the care system in English-speaking countries are increasing, with almost 1 in 4 women who have lost a child to care returning to court with a subsequent pregnancy. Currently there is no statutory obligation in the UK to support women whose children have been taken into...

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Published in: Journal of Health Visiting
ISSN: 2050-8719 2052-2908
Published: Mark Allen Group 2020
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URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa53491
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Abstract: Numbers of children entering the care system in English-speaking countries are increasing, with almost 1 in 4 women who have lost a child to care returning to court with a subsequent pregnancy. Currently there is no statutory obligation in the UK to support women whose children have been taken into care or to prevent recurrent losses. Understanding which women are most at risk of losing their children and the possible reasons behind these losses is the first step to preventing them recurring. This article identifies the steps that can be taken to support women at risk of recurrently losing children to care.
Issue: 1
Start Page: 18
End Page: 22