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' Right decision for every child has to be made' - Morgan

Education Secretary Nicky Morgan says new figures showing a dramatic rise in the number of newborn babies being taken into care in England was "worrying".

But she said "the right decision for every child has to be made", and if that meant removing them at birth "then that was the right thing to do".

Researchers from Lancaster University found that between 2007 and 2014, more than 13,000 very young babies were subject to care proceedings.

It is the first time such figures, based on family court records, have been compiled.

  • 14 Dec 2015
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