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MIPCOM Picks 2014: 15,000 Kids and Counting

According to current statistics, on average, one child is taken into care every 20 minutes in Britain. Child protection levels are at a record high, with more than 15,000 children waiting to be adopted in 2013 – double the number from five years earlier.
October 1, 2014


Partners: True Vision Productions for Channel 4; distributed internationally, excluding the UK, by DRG
Length: 3 x 60 minutes
Aired: April 2014 (Channel 4)
Rights available: All rights outside of the UK
According to current statistics, on average, one child is taken into care every 20 minutes in Britain. Child protection levels are at a record high, with more than 15,000 children waiting to be adopted in 2013 – double the number from five years earlier. It’s against that backdrop that True Vision and Channel 4 explore the adoption process in its entirety: from birth parents and adopters, to social workers and the children themselves.

About The Author
Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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