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Private law cases received by Cafcass continue to fall

8% decrease in April compared with a year ago

In April 2015, Cafcass received a total of 2,942 new private law cases.  This is an 8% decrease on April 2014 levels.

Between April 2014 and March 2015 Cafcass received a total of 34,278 new private law cases. This figure shows a decrease of 27% from the 46,636 cases received in the previous financial year. All individual months, bar April and December 2014, saw the lowest number of new cases ever recorded by Cafcass for those months.

The detailed figures are here.