ALB Quarterly Data Collection

The ALB data return is completed by every local authority, voluntary adoption agency, and regional adoption agency in England on a quarterly basis. The primary aim of the collection is to gather information about children in the adoption process and prospective adopters to enable decision-making at national, regional and local level to be evidence-based and informed by strong intelligence, and for agencies and regional boards to have the information they need to improve performance. Data is commissioned at the beginning of each quarter with the deadline for the return of the data being four weeks later.

Q2 2017-18 data is due on 30th October. Q3 2017-18 data will be commissioned on 8th January.


Please click here to download the Q2 2017-18 ALB Quarterly Data Template.

Please click here to download the 2017-18 ALB Quarterly Data Guidance.