Data on adoption disruption following the making of an adoption order is not held centrally. I have recently commissioned the university of Bristol to carry out an investigation of adoption breakdown following the making of an adoption order; this will help us to understand better the reasons why adoptions do break down.
Data collected by this Department (for England only) shows that of the 2,700 children placed for adoption at
Data for individual local authorities cannot be provided for confidentiality reasons due to the very small numbers of children leaving placements other than for adoption.
When Ofsted last inspected Milton Keynes unitary authority in 2009, they stated the adoption disruption rate in that authority was "very low".