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Care applications to Cafcass in April fell by 16% compared with last year

Third fall in last six months

In April 2017, Cafcass received a total of 1,029 care applications. This figure represents a 16% decrease compared with those received in April 2016. That is the largest year-on-year monthly decrease in the last four years. It is also the third year-on-year monthly decrease in the last six months after 30 consecutive months of increases (year-on-year).

For the monthly figures for the last four years, click here.