Vital Statistics Outputs Branch
Telephone: 01329 444110
Categories: Population, Families, Adoptions
Frequency of release: Annually
Geographical coverage: England and Wales
Geographical breakdown: Country
Presents statistics on adoptions in England and Wales.
For information on data quality, legislation and procedures relating to adoption statistics, please see Adoption Statistics Summary Quality Report.
Statistics on the looked after children in England as well as intercountry adoptions are available from the Department for Education. Statistics on looked after children in Wales are available from the Welsh Government.
Adoption statistics in Northern Ireland are provided by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency while statistics on the adoption of looked after children are available from the Department of Health, Social Surveys and Public Safety.
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