Mothers who have children removed from their care often have complex needs. These women have poor health outcomes and are dying earlier than their peers from preventable and amenable causes. Yet there is little known about how health care services might mitigate these risks. This study aimed to listen to the voices of women who had children removed from their care to understand their experiences of health and healthcare.

By Claire Grant, Claire Powell, Georgia Philip, Ruth Blackburn, Rebecca Lacey, Jenny Woodman.

Published in the Journal of Public Health.

‘On paper, you’re normal’: narratives of unseen health needs among women who have had children removed from their care
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