“Better outcomes for adopted children and value of adoptive placements generated cost savings of £4.2 billion in 2021”
- New analysis shows billions of savings each year across England, Wales and Scotland as a result of children in public care being adopted.
- Children who are adopted are likely to have better health, achieve more in education and have better employment prospects than children in alternative permanent arrangements, according to the evidence currently available
- Falling numbers of children being adopted mean that this value to children, families and society is diminishing over time.
14th December 2022 – New analysis has revealed that at least £4.2 billion in value was generated across England, Wales and Scotland in 2021 when 3,359 children were adopted – including savings of £3.6 billion to local authorities, £541 million to the economy, and £34 million to the NHS. The modelling, which compared the outcomes of children who were adopted with those in other permanent placements found that the value created for adopted children, families and society is at least £1.3million for every child adopted.