Research from the 3-year evaluation of regional adoption agencies.


Evaluation of regional adoption agencies: inception and scoping report

Ref: ISBN 978-1-78105-944-9, DFE-RR855PDF, 1.93MB, 91 pages

Evaluation of regional adoption agencies: main report, 2018 to 2019

Ref: ISBN 978-1-83870-048-5, DFE-RR944PDF, 1.46MB, 99 pages


This research aims to understand regional adoption agencies (RAAs) and the models they are adopting.

The research covers 4 main areas:

  • reducing unnecessary delay in matching and placing children with adopters
  • the sufficiency of local and national adopter recruitment
  • the provision of adoption support as defined in regulation
  • efficiencies and cost savings

The inception and scoping report provides early insights for RAAs and local authorities to help them support the policy in their area.

The main report for 2018 to 2019 reviews the advancement and achievements of RAAs up to early 2019 and shares initial learning.

Published 21 July 2019