Adoption

Department for Education written question – answered at on 2 November 2017.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Conservative, East Worthing and Shoreham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many sibling groups have been adopted in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Robert Goodwill Robert Goodwill Minister of State (Education)

The Adoption Leadership Board (ALB) quarterly survey shows the number of children who were part of a sibling group who were adopted from care in England from 2013-14. The reports are published here:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/adoption-system-performance.

Table 1: The number of children who were part of a sibling group who were adopted, in England

Number of children who were part of a sibling group who were adopted, in England

2013-14

1,870

2014-15

1,930

2015-16

1,710

Source: ALB quarterly survey

The latest quarterly data shows that there were 870 children who were part of a sibling group who were adopted in the first two quarters of 2016-17.

We do not hold information prior to 2013-14, or on the actual number of sibling groups.

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