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Private law applications to Cafcass in June up 12 per cent on a year ago

Highest number of new cases in a month for more than three years

In June 2017, Cafcass received a total of 3,913 new private law cases. This is a 12% increase compared with those received in June 2016. This represents the highest number of new cases in a single month for more than three years.

Earlier this month in response to record levels of demand for the services of Cafcass and Cafcass Cymru, Cafcass published the final version of new guidance on the use of professional time to benefit children which applies to all public and private law children's cases.

For the month-by-month figures, click here.

12/7/17