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Adoption waiting time falls sharply

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The time spent children in care spend waiting for adoption has fallen sharply, new figures reveal.

The average time between entering the care system and being placed with a new family is now 533 days, the Adoption Leadership Board reports, down from 656 days in the year to 2013. The overall number of children in care still waiting for a new family has also fallen by 40 per cent, the figures suggest, to just 2,810 at the end of March this year. A year ago the figure was 4,680.

More than a third of children (36 per cent) are now placed with a new family within a year, up from just 27 per cent in 2014.

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