Lack of representation means many parents go it alone in a system set up for trained lawyers

It was every parent’s worst nightmare. Jane had less than four hours to avoid losing her child for ever. But no one knew which form she should fill in. A labyrinthine bureaucracy stood in her way.

And she had no lawyer to help.

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