This past week has seen us post several requests from the national media looking for families’ experiences within the child protection sector, which is a fantastic development.

In keeping with this growing interest we have come across another request for parents to come forward.

Maninderpal Sahota, who produced “Don’t Take My Child”,  ITV’s film about forced adoption, is making a documentary about birth mothers who have experienced mother and baby residential assessment centres and would be very grateful to hear from mums who can share their stories.

We add more information from Maninderpal, below:


I am a documentary maker specialising in current affairs films. Most recently, I made a film for ITV about forced adoption called “Don’t Take My Child”. The film was very well received and raised important issues about the experiences of birth parents.

I am now working on a fact based drama idea about the experiences of birth mothers in Mother and Baby Residential Assessment Centres.

If you have ever had to stay in an assessment centre in order to keep your child, I would really appreciate the opportunity to speak to you. This would be completely off the record and for background research purposes only.

I am happy to call you on a number and time that is convenient to you. I can be emailed on

I very much look forward to hearing from you.

With best wishes

Maninderpal Sahota”