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Care applications received by Cafcass in January up 7% on a year ago

Applications received during the year running 15% ahead of last year

In January 2017, Cafcass received a total of 1,119 care applications.  This figure represents a 7% increase compared with those received in January 2016.

Between April 2015 and March 2016 Cafcass received a total of 12,791 applications. This figure is 15% higher when compared with the previous financial year.

In December 2016 Cafcass had seen a 3% decrease in care applications compared with those received in December 2015. This had been the first year-on-year decrease in monthly figures since May 2014.

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