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New private law cases received by Cafcass in February rose by 20 per cent

Highest February demand since 2013

Cafcass received 3,721 new cases during February 2019. This is 20.2 per cent (625 cases) higher than February 2018. For the ten months preceding February 2019 new private law cases had been 3.8 per cent higher than the same period previous year. The level of demand in February 2019 is the highest for February since 2013.

For the month-by-month figures, click here. From that page, a further link shows private law case demand and number of subject children by DFJ area.