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Private law cases received by Cafcass in August 8 per cent above a year ago

3,718 cases received

In August 2017, Cafcass received a total of 3,718 new private law cases. This is a 8 per cent increase compared with those received in August 2016.

In the current year (which runs from April 2017), care applications are running about 6 per cent higher than the same period a year ago.

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