Friday, December 20, 2019
From the Guardian:
The number of adoptions in England has fallen by a third in the past four years, against a backdrop of increasing numbers of children in care, according to official statistics.
The number of children leaving care because of adoption fell by 7% in the last year alone, continuing a sharp downward trend since 2015.
According to the figures, published by the Department for Education on Thursday, the number of children who were adopted dropped to 3,570 in the year leading up to the end of March, down from a peak of 5,360 in 2015. Meanwhile, in the last year the number of looked-after children rose by 4% to 78,150.
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