Official Statistics

16 06 26 Trends 1200 675 bThese charts illustrate the trends rising since 1994

  • of children taken into ‘care’ – from 47,590 to 69,540 and over 100,000 when taking into account short term placements;
  • of children being adopted – from 2,190 to 5,330 [96% against their parents’ will]
  • of the percentage of children in care being adopted: from 4% to 8.4%.

Government statistics about Looked After Children are on

A detailed study of the trends is the basis for the report submitted to the EU Petitions Committee: