Regional Dataset – Adoption

These are the indicators collected by the Social Care Data Group.  I would welcome your feedback on this new approach, in particular

1) are these the indicators you want to see?

2) does the format work for you?

3) would you prefer the analysis after each indicator or on a separate document/page (please note this is my brief analysis, and please feel free to improve on it in the comments?)

Please comment below (Craig, Sarah, Lisa, Vonni, Deborah and others?)

 

 Adoption – % placed within 12 months of best interest decision

Q4 2013-2014 The picture is variable across the region, with some authorities performing well (eg Shropshire) and others not so well.  The analysis over time however shows a positive picture of authorities improving on this indicator.

 

% adopted of those leaving care

Q4 2013-2014 – there is no consistent picture emerging yet from this indicator.

 

Adoption – Average time from entering care to adoption (Days)

Q4 2013-2014 – The data does not evidence a reduction in the number of days, although it is clear that some authorities have a trend of moving young people through the system more quickly.

 

A1 – Average time between a child entering care and moving in with its adoptive family – 3 year average

Q4 2013-2014 The data shows that the three year average has not moved much over the year, but the 3 year average shows an improvement on the in year average.  The region is fairly cohesive in these results, with just a couple of outliers.

 

A1 – Average time between a child entering care and moving in with its adoptive family – Current in year average

Q4 2013-2014 –  This indicator shows a much more varied picture with no clear trend emerging.

 

A2 – Average time between receiving court authority to place and match to an adoptive family – 3 year average

Q4 2013-2014 – This indicator shows a disparate outcome, with some Local Authorities doing consistently well and others much more variable including compared with themselves over time.

 

A2 – Average time between receiving court authority to place and match to an adoptive family – Current in year average

Q4 2013-2014  -The graph shows that Local Authorities are fairly consistent within themselves over time and the picture between authorities is more consistent as well.

Other useful data

Looked After Children – Improving Permenance Datapack – Sept 2013 – here