Decade of change: factors driving the rise in care during the 2010


Families under pressure due to austerity and more affected by addiction problems are two reasons for record numbers of children in care, while a legal ruling has seen adoptions fall and special guardianships increase.

Figures show a record number of same-sex couples adopted children in 2018/19. Picture: Monkey Business/Adobe Stock
Figures show a record number of same-sex couples adopted children in 2018/19. Picture: Monkey Business/Adobe Stock

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