A woman had 17 children removed from her by social workers – the highest number in the UK.Research revealed the woman had been pregnant for most of her adult life – a period covering more than 20 years – giving birth to child after child knowing she would almost certainly hand them over hours after birth.
Identified as vulnerable by social services, the Newcastle mother was unable to keep any of her children.
Child care charities and campaign groups spoke of their shock at the number of children taken from her.
Barnardo’s, launching a new project to support children taken into care, believes it is a record for the UK.
Source – Mirror