When adoption breaks down: A call for more support for adoptive children and families

Twenty-six children were involved in an adoption that broke down in Northern Ireland and another 16 children were involved in planned adoptions that failed over a four-year period, new figures obtained by The Detail reveal. 

This chart shows the number of emergency incidents in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland which required paramedics to cross the NI/ROI border to provide additional support. The data is from October 2015 - when ambulance data in the Republic was first collated in electronic format on a centralised database - to March 2018. The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service attended 221 cross-border emergency calls in the Republic while their counterparts in the National Ambulance Service responded to 132 incidents in Northern Ireland during the timeframe. See also the chart 'Ambulance Call-outs from Northern Ireland to the Republic (by county)' in our Data Guide Brexit.


Data source: Northern Ireland Ambulance Service and the National Ambulance Service (Ireland)