The last year has seen a reduction in the number of adoption placement orders made and decisions to pursue care plans for adoption.
Feedback suggests a degree of legal misinterpretation resulting in inaccurate assumptions being made about high profile court judgements which, in reality, do not alter the legal basis for the making of care and placement orders.
The Adoption Leadership Board (ALB) has now developed a myth-buster guide, with support from an experienced Queen's Counsel, to clarify the meaning of these key court judgments – see link below
Impact of Court Judgments on adoption – on the first4adoption website
The latest quarterly data reports on local adoption performance have also been published, and are available below
Adoption leadership board quarterly data report – on the .gov.uk website