The ASGLB data return is completed by every local authority, regional adoption agency and voluntary adoption agency in England on a quarterly basis.
The primary aim of the collection is to collect information about children and (prospective) adopters in the adoption process and data on SGOs to enable decision-making at national, regional and local level to be evidence-based and informed by strong intelligence, and for agencies and regional boards to have the information they need to improve performance.
Each quarter’s return is commissioned on the first working day of the following quarter and agencies are given a month to submit their data. As LAs, RAAs and VAAs are asked to provide adoption data covering the full financial year (1 April to 31 March) for Q4, an extended submission period is given for Q4 – this allows LAs, RAAs and VAAs extra time to complete the full year’s child- and/or adopter-level return and to cross-reference their data with the SSDA903 return that is completed over the same period.
ASGLB Data Collection Key Dates for 2022/23
|QUARTER||REPORTING PERIOD||COLLECTION PERIOD|
|Quarter 1: 1 April to 30 June 2022||1 April to 30 June 2022||1 to 29 July 2022|
|Quarter 2: 1 July to 30 September 2022||1 April to 30 September 2022||3 to 31 October 2022|
|Quarter 3: 1 October to 31 December 2022||1 April to 31 December 2022||3 to 31 January 2023|
|Quarter 4: 1 January to 31 March 2023||1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023||3 April to 29 May 2023|
For Q1 2022/23, please note that the child- and adopter-level returns need to be submitted by Friday 29th July 2022.
Please click here to download the ASGLB Quarterly Data Guidance Q1 2022/23.
Please click here to download the ASGLB Adopter-Level Data Template Q1 2022/23.
All LAs will securely receive their individualised child-level template directly, but please click here to download a blank version of the ASGLB Child-Level Data Template Q1 2022/23 should you need it.