Earlier this year, our Adoption Barometer revealed that adopted young people are twice as likely as their peers to be Not in Education,Training or Employment (NEET) after they leave school. In some parts of the UK, education and training is now compulsory for all 16-18 year olds, yet many adoptive families tell us that they face significant barriers.

We want to hear from adopted adults and young people about your experiences of accessing further education at any time in your lives. How well did school prepare you for what came after? How easy was it to find and access further education courses? What, if any, support did you need, and did you receive it?

Whether you went straight to college or training from school, went back later in life, or never went at all, please come and share your views and experiences by clicking the link below:


The survey results will form the basis of a new #EqualChance report to be published by Adoption UK early in 2020.

(The survey is open to any adult or young person – aged 16 or older – who was adopted from care, or raised under a legal permanence order such as a Special Guardianship Order, Child Arrangements Order or Residence Order, and would not have been ‘looked after’ or a ‘care leaver’ on turning 16. We welcome respondents from all part of the United Kingdom, as long as your education took place within the UK.)