Girl, 12, becomes one of Britain's youngest mothers

A 12-year-old girl from north London has given birth to her 13-year-old boyfriend's baby making them Britain's youngest parents.

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UK's youngest parents 'need to receive an education'

A children's charity has stressed the importance that "Britain's youngest parents" receive a good education to ensure a healthy future for their child.

The 12-year-old girl from north London gave birth to her 13-year-old boyfriend's baby last weekend making them Britain's youngest parents.

Claude Knights, chief executive of Kidscape, told ITV London that effective support structures were now vital to the pair's well being and the future of the child.

"Although they are parents, they are still children that need parenting themselves. Despite them saying how happy they are, their resilience will be quite low and they will be fragile so they will need support," she said.

"Childcare is crucial so they can be reintegrated back into school to give them and their child the best possible chance of a future."

Ms Knights added that the respective schools may have to monitor their welfare in relation to any issues of bullying that may arise.

Father of 12-year-old mother 'broke down in tears'

The father of a 12-year-old mother has revealed he broke down in tears after learning of his daughter's pregnancy.

"I cried as any father would do. You break down with emotion. I broke down. What can you say?" the man referred to as "Greg" told LBC.

"It is heartbreaking, but you can't turn back time. You can only go forwards," he added.

The girl, who lives in north London, was at primary school when she conceived. Credit: PA Wire

"Greg" said he was "horrified" to see a pixelated image of his daughter, her partner and baby on the front page of The Sun this morning, but insisted he was not ashamed but proud of his daughter.

Asked for his view of the 13-year-old father, he replied: "He's a great kid."

He said both families would be "very supportive" of the couple.

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Girl, 12, becomes one of Britain's youngest mothers

A 12-year-old girl has given birth to her 13-year-old boyfriend's baby making them Britain's youngest parents.

The girl, who lives in north London and was at primary school when she conceived, gave birth to her daughter last weekend, The Sun (£) reported.

The father of the child, who also cannot be identified, is in year 9 at another school.

The couple reportedly have the lowest combined age of any British parents on record.

A source told the newspaper that the parents have been in a relationship for over a year and are "totally in love".

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