Based on real-life cases, the Voice of the Child presents fictionalised stories offering a glimpse into the UK’s child protection system.
In the first episode of “Practice Makes Profit”, a woman has her baby taken from her as soon as he is born, and tries to find out on what grounds social services have removed her newborn from her care.
Visiting the consultant whose report led to her baby being taken from her, the mother becomes suspicious that the removal process is fuelled by greed, and malpractice.
The surreal ending to this episode is not a fictional flourish.
WARNING: This podcast contains some explicit language.
You can listen to the first instalment of this story here.