As government goes into Busy Bee overdrive, more statistics are revealed, which show the sharp rise in adoptions for 2012, and the very positive spin that’s being put on the thing. We’ll make not comment on that for now, but the stats are interesting and very much worth a read. The Fostering Network too has lots of great comment on how the government is doing in relation to children in foster care and care leavers, too:
- Latest Stats on Children in Care, Adoptions and More, from the Department of Education (why can’t we have a Department for Child Welfare – we’d like that. Maybe one day, if we become civil servants…)
- 51,000 children living with foster families in England – and rising…
- Government fails care leavers re Housing – just 330 young people in England were still living with their foster carers by the age of 19.