The Nuffield Family Justice Observatory has published a report on the number of babies in care proceedings in Wales. Key findings include: the number of newborns subject to care proceedings more than doubled between 2015 and 2018, from 39 per 10,000 in 2015 to 83 per 10,000 in 2018; 52% of all infants subject to care proceedings were under two weeks old, an increase on 38% from 2015.
Read the news story: Number of newborn babies in care proceedings has doubled in Wales since 2015
Download the report: Born into care: newborns and infants in care proceedings in Wales (PDF)
Source: Nuffield Family Justice Observatory
Date: 15 October 2019