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Cafcass received 8% more care applications in August

Total for the current year marginally up on last year

In August 2014, Cafcass received a total of 894 public law applications. This figure represents an 8% increase compared to those received in August 2013. 

In the seven months prior to June 2014 Cafcass had seen monthly falls in care applications (compared with the corresponding months the previous year). In the following three months the numbers have exceeded the corresponding 2013 figures. The number of care applications for the first five months of the current year (which began in April 2014) is marginally up on the same period last year.

The montly figures are here.