Decline in adoption continues

Statistics released by the Adoption Leadership Board show that in the first three months of 2016/ 2017 (April to June) a total of 1060 children were adopted. Compared to the same period of 2015 / 2017, this represents a year-on-year drop of 12.4%.

For further information please see Children & Young People Now.

Please click here for the Adoption Leadership Board quarterly data reports.

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