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Freedom of Information Request

Adoption Disruptions and Breakdowns

Received: 24 May 2022

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to request the following information:

1. How many adoption disruptions - after a child was placed with prospective adopters, but before an adoption order was made - occurred in each of the last five financial years (2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22)?

2. How many adoption breakdowns - i.e. the breakdown of a placement after an adoption order was made - occurred in each of the last five financial years (2017/18, 2018/19, 2019/20, 2020/21 and 2021/22)?

If it is not possible to provide the information requested due to the information exceeding the cost of compliance limits identified in Section 12, please provide advice and assistance, under the Section 16 obligations of the Act, as to how I can refine my request.

If you have any queries, please don't hesitate to contact me via email and I will be happy to clarify what I am asking for. My details are outlined below.

I would be grateful if you could you acknowledge the receipt and processing of this request by email.

Thank you for your time, and I look forward to your response within 20 working days.

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