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Addicted: Last Chance Mums

With exclusive access to a residential unit in Plymouth, Panorama examines the rising issue of newborns being taken into care after being born to mothers who are drug addicts.

Can a mother addicted to drugs change? Should the state be helping her or taking her baby away?

The number of newborns being taken into care is rocketing. Many of the thousands of women who lose their babies each year are drug addicts. Many have had children permanently removed before.

In this film, Panorama has been given exclusive access to one of the only residential units in the country trying to break this cycle, Trevi House in Plymouth. We follow mothers and their babies undergoing intensive treatment as they try to prove they're fit to be a parent. The stakes couldn't be higher - if they fail they will lose their baby forever.

30 minutes

Credits

Role Contributor
Executive Producer Aisling O'Connor
Editor Rachel Jupp

Broadcasts

  • Mon 29 Jan 2018 20:30
  • Mon 29 Jan 2018 23:40
  • Fri 2 Feb 2018 03:30
  • Sat 3 Feb 2018 00:40
  • Tue 20 Feb 2018 01:10