From August 2014, the LGA is circulating quarterly updates on local adoption performance to all regional lead member networks.
These data packs contain a range of performance information, broken down to local authority level, and should help members to support and challenge local performance. Headline figures from the latest release show that a record 3,980 children were adopted during 2012/13, and the data indicates further increases in the number of adoptions, adopters being recruited, and improvements in timeliness.
The Government has also announced an additional £20 million of pupil premium money to support children adopted from care, which will be available to schools for the current financial year.
For further information, see below:
£20 million funding to help children adopted from care – on the .gov.uk website