||<p>The department does not hold information on all the occasions when special guardianship
placements or adoptions have broken down. A research report, ‘Beyond the adoption
order’, was published in 2014 and gave a one-off insight into adoption breakdown.
This report can be found at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/beyond-the-adoption-order-challenges-intervention-disruption"
</p><p>National statistics on numbers of children in England starting to be looked
after who had a previous permanence arrangement, whether a special guardianship order
or adoption order, are available at the bottom of Table C1 at: <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/children-looked-after-in-england-including-adoption-2016-to-2017"
</p><p>These figures were collected for the first time in 2014 and should be treated
with caution as the information is based on self-declaration and for a large number
of children the previous permanence arrangement is not known.</p><p> </p>