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Data on Adoption and Special Guardianship

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Latest ASGLB Data

The ASGLB data return is completed by every local authority (LA), regional adoption agency (RAA), and voluntary adoption agency (VAA) in England on a quarterly basis. Please click on the links below to download the Business Intelligence reports and Local Level ASGLB data files.

The latest publicly available data published 14 April 2022 covers the period from 1st April 2021 to 31st December 2021.

In Q3 2021/22, the response rate from LAs for both the child-level and adopter-level sections were 100%. The response rate for the adopter-level section from VAAs was 100%.

Analysis indicates that, as at Q3 2020/21 (31st December 2021), there were a total of:

  • 750 Agency Decision Maker (ADM) decisions, a decrease of 7% (60n) when compared to Q2 2021/22 and a decrease of 22% (210n) when compared to Q3 2020/21
  • 660 Placement Orders (POs) granted, the same as Q2 2021/22 and a decrease of 20% (160n) when compared to Q3 2020/21
  • 660 Adoption Orders (AOs) granted, a decrease of 15% (120n) when compared to Q2 2021/22 and a decrease of 20% (160n) when compared to Q3 2020/21
  • 970 Special Guardianship Orders (SGOs) granted, a decrease of 7% (70n) when compared to Q2 2021/22 and a decrease of 10% (110n) when compared to Q3 2020/21
  • 1890 children with a PO waiting to be matched as at the end of Q3 2021/22, an increase of 1% (10n) when compared to Q2 2021/22 and a decrease of 9% (180n) when compared to Q3 2020/21
  • 750 registrations, a decrease of 19% (180n) when compared to Q2 2021/22 and a decrease of 29% (310n) when compared to Q3 2020/21
  • 750 approvals, a decrease of 2% (20n) when compared to Q2 2021/22 and a decrease of 16% (140n) when compared to Q3 2020/21
  • 2470 approved adoptive families waiting to be matched as at the end of Q3 2021/22, an increase of 5% (110n) when compared to Q2 2021/22 and an increase of 15% (330n) when compared to Q3 2020/21

Data Publications

Quarter Business Intelligence Reports Local Level Data Files
2021/22 Quarter 3 *NEW* Link Link
2021/22 Quarter 2 Link Link
2021/22 Quarter 1 Link Link
2020/21 Quarter 4 Link Link
2020/21 Quarter 3 Link Link
2020/21 Quarter 2 Link Link
2019/20 Link Link
2018/19 Quarter 4 Link Link
2018/19 Quarter 3 Link Link
2018/19 Quarter 2 Link Link
2018/19 Quarter 1 Link Link
2017/18 Quarter 4 Link Link
2017/18 Quarter 3 Link Link
2017/18 Quarter 2 Link Link
2017/18 Quarter 1 Link Link

For previous releases of the Adoption and Special Guardianship Leadership Board quarterly reports published by the DfE please visit – DfE Adoption System Performance

Adopter Characteristics Publication

Analysis Headline Measures Data Files
Adopter Characteristics – 2018/19 to 2020/21 Link Link

 

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