It can be a destructive cycle for mothers whose children are taken into care.
An extra £2 billion for social care is a drop in the ocean.
Once a child has left care, their characteristics, the stability of their placement and how they left it influence their chances of re-entering the system.
Children in care are criminalised too early – and don't receive the support they need.
Too many older people are restricted from receiving state help for their care needs.
Going into care is traumatic for children – early intervention can help their mental health.