The Adoption Barometer

The adoption landscape is constantly shifting. In recent years, the number of adoptions has fallen, but the number of children being taken into care has risen. Regionalisation in England and Wales has changed...

Adoption

  Adoption UK has published a report looking at the experiences of adoptive families and their children across the UK in 2018. Findings from responses to a survey from 3,500 adoptive parents include: 56%...

North East council care homes: Hundreds of children go missing

An average of more than 100 children go missing from council-run care in the North East every year, a BBC investigation has discovered. Figures from 11 local authorities showed at least 596 youngsters...

Category - Looked After Children

The Adoption Barometer

The adoption landscape is constantly shifting. In recent years, the number of adoptions has fallen, but the number of children being taken into care has risen. Regionalisation in England and Wales has changed the structures within which adoption...

Adoption

  Adoption UK has published a report looking at the experiences of adoptive families and their children across the UK in 2018. Findings from responses to a survey from 3,500 adoptive parents include: 56% of established families reported that...

Looked after children: Scotland

  Researchers at the universities of York, Stirling and Lancaster, in partnership with the Adoption and Fostering Alliance Scotland (AFA Scotland), have published findings from a series of studies of Scottish Government data looking at pathways...

Unregistered homes

  The BBC has published research on looked after children living in unregistered accommodation in England. Findings include: the number of looked after children aged 16 and over living in unregistered accommodation in England has increased 70%...

Who are they? Where are they?

Children locked up At any given time almost fifteen hundred children in England are ‘locked up’ in secure children’s homes, secure training centre, young offenders institutions, mental health wards and other residential placements, either for their...