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Born into care: One thousand mothers in care proceedings in Wales

Lucy Griffiths Orcid Logo, Rhodri Johnson, Karen Broadhurst, Linda Cusworth, Stuart Bedson, Ashley Akbari Orcid Logo, Alex Lee, Bachar Alrough, Stefanie Doebler, Ann John Orcid Logo, David Ford Orcid Logo

Swansea University Authors: Lucy Griffiths Orcid Logo, Rhodri Johnson, Ashley Akbari Orcid Logo, Ann John Orcid Logo, David Ford Orcid Logo

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The rapid rise in the number of babies who have been taken into care in recent years has raised lots of questions, most importantly: what can be done to prevent such steps being necessary? Building on insights from two earlier reports in the Born into Care series, this summary highlights the main fi...

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Published: Nuffield Family Justice Observatory 2020
Online Access: https://www.nuffieldfjo.org.uk/resource/1000-mothers-care-proceedings-wales
URI: https://cronfa.swan.ac.uk/Record/cronfa55046
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Abstract: The rapid rise in the number of babies who have been taken into care in recent years has raised lots of questions, most importantly: what can be done to prevent such steps being necessary? Building on insights from two earlier reports in the Born into Care series, this summary highlights the main findings of a research report that paints a picture of the health needs of both mothers and babies who come into care proceedings. In doing so, it helps us to better understand the kind of intensive early intervention that might be needed. The report is the first of its kind to link family court records to maternal health data in Wales.
Keywords: Wales, newborn babies, data
College: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences