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Latest care order applications figures

Cafcass publishes latest Local Authority care order applications received statistics

The latest Cafcass release shows that in August 2018, Cafcass received a total of 1,179 new care applications.

This is 5.1% lower than the figure for August 2017 and 51 applications fewer than July 2018.

The total number of applications from January 2018 to August 2018 is 9,489 compared with 9,644 for the equivalent period in 2017.

For the month-by-month figures since April 2014, click here. From that page, there are links to the data showing the number of care order applications by individual local authorities.