Black children more likely to end up in care and less likely to be adopted

Black children are more likely to end up in care and less likely to be adopted according to recent government figures.

The data in the Adopted and Looked-after children report, shows despite Black children only making up five per cent of the general population, they make up eight per cent of children in care.

The shocking figures revealed earlier this month, also indicate Black children are less likely to be adopted in comparison to their white and Asian counterparts.

For many adoption organisations, the problem is longstanding and they are urging the government to do more to address this racial disparity.

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