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How to stop record numbers of children going into care? Help their mothers | Louise Tickle

Women whose children are removed have often been abused and through the care system themselves. Specialist therapy can help break this cycle

Some 90 children a day were taken into care last year – and the total number of children in care is now at a new high: 72,670 according to the latest statistics, and care numbers are rising at the fastest rate for five years. Financially, this is unsustainable. But in human terms too, it can’t carry on – because where does it leave the thousands of traumatised and grieving mothers, and their broken families who must stumble on with no support and no hope?

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