London,
30
October
2011
|
00:00
Europe/London

Statement on adoption figures

Cllr Rita Krishna, Cabinet Member for Children s Services, said: “Placing a child quickly should not be the only consideration upon which authorities are judged. A placement breaking down is one of the most traumatic things that can happen to an adopted child. In Hackney we have one of the best records of stability of placements; such is the quality of our placements, hardly any, if any, ever break down. Also, on the same league tables Hackney is doing extremely well in the education and performance of looked-after children, we re the fourth best in the country.”