Our 2021 report is now live!
The Adoption Barometer is the only comprehensive assessment of the lives of adoptive families across the UK – and the policies that govern adoption. Read more
We're going virtual for 2021 with an exciting new online format for 2021. We can’t wait to see you there! Read more
Our strategy puts the emphasis firmly on enabling adoptive families, carers and individuals to access the connections, support and influence they need and deserve. Read more
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While adopted people and adopters across England will no doubt appreciate the extra emphasis given to the value of their experiences, and relief at the continuation of the ASF, I have no doubt that they would have liked to see it backed up by a duty to proactively plan for and deliver support Read more
The government’s new adoption strategy, published today, shows it is listening to families and signals a commitment to major change, but it will take strong leadership and scrutiny to deliver that change, according to leading charity Adoption UK. Read more
The new statutory Schools Admissions Code,1, contains a welcome change which will be significant for families with children adopted from outside of England. Read more
Last week we launched the Adoption Barometer 2021. Alongside its analysis of the experiences of adoptive families during 2020, it contains a deep dive into the lives of adopted young people. Read more
In a new blog, our CEO, Sue Armstrong Brown, explains how young people are paying the price for lack of early and consistent support as she reviews this year's Adoption Barometer. Read more
Adoption UK is warning of a mental health emergency amongst some of the UK’s most vulnerable children, caused by failings in a system that is not set up to meet their needs. Read more