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New care applications received by Cafcass in February fall by 16 per cent

Cafcass considers monthly figure to be an ‘outlier’

Cafcass received 1,001 new care applications during February 2019. This is 16.1 per cent (192 applications) lower than February 2018. Cafcass considers February's monthly total to be an 'outlier compared to recent years'. In January new care applications had been 10 per cent lower than the previous year.

For the month-by-month figures, click here. From the linked page, a further link provides details of quarterly demand by local authority area.

15/3/19