Children spending less time in care before being adopted, latest ALB figures show
Published: 25.08.17
Adoption UK welcomes the news that children are spending less time in care before being adopted, as revealed in official figures from the Department for Education.
The latest Adoption Leadership Board data shows the time children are spending in care before being adopted is down by four months. Children were waiting 22 months in the period between April and June 2016, compared to 18 months in the following quarter.
The data also shows that fewer children are waiting to be adopted. As of 30 September 2016 there were 2,030 children and young people with placement orders waiting for an adoptive family. This compares with 2,190 as of 30 June 2016.
It is also taking less time for would-be adopters to be approved, with 29 per cent being approved within six months of registration compared with a …