Adoption UK has published its annual Adoption barometer report, which reveals that 46% of adopted 16- to 25-year-olds were involved with mental health services in 2020, compared to the national figure of 17%. Further findings from a survey of adopters, potential adopters and adopted young people, include: 71% of adopters who had children placed with them in 2020 said they did not have a written adoption support plan in place and 55% of adopters did not feel that their child’s teachers had a good understanding of the needs of care-experienced children.
Read the news story: Adopted children facing mental health emergency, charity warns
Read the report: The adoption barometer: a stocktake of adoption in the UK (PDF)
Source: Adoption UK
Date: 29 June 2021