Hammersmith Meets Adoption Target
The London Borough of Hammersmith announced on 10th March 2008
that they are pleased to get £500,000 from the government for hitting the government adoption target of 101 adoptions. (see link)More than 100 children have been adopted in the borough during the last three years, after the Council met a target from central Government target that many experts thought would be unachievable.
The Government target, known as a Local Public Service Agreement (LPSA), challenged the Council to successfully achieve 101 adoptions or secure placements during the last three year period in return for £500,000 of funding
Note that local authorities have variously claimed "There are no numerical adoption targets" and the government has claimed that they don't set adoption targets.
Just in case this page goes walkabout from the Hammersmith website I have printed it to an image file