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 2021/22
|QUARTER||REPORTING PERIOD||COLLECTION PERIOD|
|Quarter 1: 1 April to 30 June 2021||1 April to 30 June 2021||1 to 30 July 2021|
|Quarter 2: 1 July to 30 September 2021||1 April to 30 September 2021||1 to 29 October 2021|
|Quarter 3: 1 October to 31 December 2021||1 April to 31 December 2021||4 January to 1 February 2022|
|Quarter 4: 1 January to 31 March 2022||1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022||1 April to 27 May 2022 for the child-level adoption, adopter-level and SGO data
1 April to 10 June 2022 for the “Other Data” collected on behalf of Ofsted
For Q2 2021/22, please note that the child- and adopter-level returns need to be submitted by Friday 29th October 2021.
Please click here to download the ASGLB Quarterly Data Guidance Q2 2021/22.
Please click here to download the ASGLB Adopter-Level Data Template Q2 2021/22.
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 Q2 2021/22 should you need it.