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Care applications to Cafcass in October 5% up on a year ago

Rate of increase lower than in recent months

In October 2016, Cafcass received a total of 1,141 care applications.  This figure represents a 5% increase compared to those received in October 2015. However, it is the lowest monthly figure since January. Applications to Cafcass for the previous six months were 24% ahead of the corresponding period last year.

In his recent annual report the Lord Chief Justice echoed the President's concernss about the volume of children cases before the Family Court.

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