Newborns in care proceedings are often removed with less than a week's notice

New statistics published on infants in care proceedings reveal that the number of cases has continued to grow in England and Wales in recent years. The research, carried out by the Family Justice Data Partnership based at Lancaster University and Swansea University, for Nuffield Family Justice Observatory, also shows that in the majority of cases involving newborn babies, parents are given very little formal notice that care proceedings have been issued and the case is to be heard in court, which may result in the baby being removed from their care.

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