Women at risk of babies being put in care more likely to have mental health issues

Steven Morris - The Guardian

A recent study from Wales has found that "pregnant women who are at risk of their babies being removed from their care in the first year of life are far more likely to have had mental health problems compared with other expectant mothers," says this article from the Guardian. "Lisa Harker, the director of the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory (Nuffield FJO), which commissioned the research, said the findings showed the rise in the number of babies being taken into care was as much a mental health crisis as it was a parenting crisis."