Data on Adoption
Latest ASGLB data
The Quarter 3 ASGLB data for 2018/19 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 2018. This data covers all local authorities and VAAs in England.
The key headlines for Quarter 3 are:
• There were 2750 children waiting at 31 December 2018. This is a 1.9% increase from 30 September 2018 when there were 2700 children waiting with a placement order not yet placed with an adoptive family.
• The number of new placement orders has fallen from 920 in quarter 2 in 2018/19 to 850 in quarter 3 2018/19; a decrease of 8%.
• Registrations to become an adopter have increased from 800 in quarter 2 to 920 in quarter 3; an increase of 15%.
• The number of families approved for adoption has increased from 670 in quarter 2 2018/19 to 780 in quarter 3 2018/19; an increase of 16%.
Previous data publications:
For previous releases of the Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board quarterly reports published by the DfE please visit – DfE Adoption System Performance