Increase in South Yorkshire child adoptions

Nicky Morgan
Nicky Morgan

The number of children who have been adopted in South Yorkshire has gone up in the last 12 months.

Figures for children being adopted rose slightly from 135 in 2013 to 140 this year.

Across the Yorkshire and Humber region, numbers increased from 520 to 630.

Secretary of State for Education Nicky Morgan said: “The figures show a significant and sustained rise in the number of adoptions.

“This means more of our most vulnerable of children in Yorkshire and the Humber finding the loving and permanent homes they so desperately need.

“The system is working more quickly, as well as providing more support to families after an adoption has taken place.”

In Sheffield, 55 children were adopted in 2014, compared to 50 in 2013. In Doncaster, numbers have gone up from 25 to 35.

But numbers have remained the same in Rotherham, with 35 children adopted both years, while in Barnsley the figures have fallen from 25 to 15.