Adoption: North West

Department for Education written question – answered on 22nd January 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Stephenson Andrew Stephenson Conservative, Pendle

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many adoptions there were in (a) the North West, (b) Lancashire and (c) Pendle constituency in each of the last three years.

Photo of Edward Timpson Edward Timpson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The information requested is shown in the table below. This data is also published in Table LAE1 of the ‘Children looked after including adoption’ statistical first release. [1]

Data for Pendle is not available as this data is not collected at parliamentary constituency level.

Number of looked after children adopted during the year ending 31 March1

Years ending 31 March 2012 to 2014




North West region




Lancashire local authority




Source: SSDA903

1. Regional totals have been rounded to the nearest 10. Other numbers have been rounded to the nearest 5.


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