A rising number of newborn babies (under one week old) are subject to care proceedings in England and Wales. Our work and a growing body of evidence shows that the needs and vulnerabilities of mothers in these circumstances remain largely invisible and unmet, with long term consequences for women and their children. This new blog post by Kirsty Kitchen, Head of Policy and Communications at Birth Companions, examines why mothers at risk of separation or separated from their babies need access to specialist care.

Read the blog post here

This blog post is one of a series of contributions and resources from a project on "Safeguarding babies during the Covid-19 crisis - in social work, family and criminal justice" - more details about the project are available here.

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