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7% decrease in new private law cases received by Cafcass in April compared with a year ago

3,219 cases received

In April 2017, Cafcass received a total of 3,219 new private law cases. This is a 7% decrease on April 2016 levels (but note that there were fewer working days available in April 2017 compared with April 2016 due to bank holidays).

In the year to March 2017 there were 40,714 new private law cases. In the previous year there had been 37,415.

For the monthly figures for the last four years, click here.