Mum loves drugs not me Dispatches Channel 4 8pm tonight

Brian Woods and Kate Blewett reveal the devastating impact that illegal drugs have on neglected children, whose childhoods are blighted by chaos

 is estimated that around 350,000 children in the UK have parents with a serious drug problem – with 10 babies being born to heroin-addicted mothers every day. Yet in contrast to the billions of pounds spent on helping the users themselves, there is a serious lack of specialist help for their children – many of whom are at serious risk.

In this Dispatches film, award-winning filmmakers Brian Woods and Kate Blewett reveal the devastating impact that illegal drugs have on these neglected children, whose childhoods are blighted by chaos and danger – and the effect on their grandparents who are left to pick up the pieces and become their full-time carers.

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