CVAA: The Adoption & Special Guardianship Leadership Board has published national adoption figures for quarters 1 & 2 of 2017-18

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Latest Adoption & Special Guardianship Leadership Board data on adoption

Published by CVAA | 17 August 2018

Quarter 1 and Quarter 2 ASGLB data for 2017/18 is now available

The ASGLB data return is completed by every local authority, voluntary adoption agency, and regional adoption agency in England on a quarterly basis. The latest publicly available data covers the period up to 30 September 2017. This data covers all local authorities and VAAs in England.

The key headlines for Quarter 1 are:

  1. The number of children waiting at the end of June 2017 was 2460. This is a 0.4% decrease from March 2017 when there were 2470 children waiting with a placement order not yet placed.
  2. There were 900 placement orders granted in quarter 1; a decrease of 16% from March 2017 when there were 1070.
  3. There were 790 registrations to become an adopter in quarter 1; a decrease of 17% from March 2017 when there were 950 registrations in quarter 4.
  4. The number of families approved for adoption has declined from 710 in quarter 4 2017/18 to 570 in quarter 1 2017/18; a decrease of 20%.

Please click to download the Business Intelligence Quarter 1 report and the Local Level ASGLB Quarter 1 data file

The key headlines for Quarter 2 are:

  1. The number of children waiting at the end of September 2017 was 2550. This is a 4% decrease from June 2017 when there were 2650 children waiting with a placement order not yet placed.
  2. There were 870 placement orders granted in quarter 2; a decrease of 17% from June 2017 when there were 1050.
  3. Registrations to become an adopter have remained the same at 790 per quarter
  4. The number of families approved for adoption has increased from 570 in quarter 1 2017/18 to 680 in quarter 2 2017/18; an increase of 19%.

Please click to download the Business Intelligence Quarter 2 report and the Local Level ASGLB Quarter 2 data file

For previous releases of the Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board quarterly reports published by the DfE please visit – DfE Adoption System Performance

NB: Please note that the quarter 1 data is updated with the quarter 2 data so figures may differ in the Headline Measures and Business Intelligence quarterly reports


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