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New private law cases received by Cafcass in March rose by 18 per cent

Highest March demand on record

Cafcass received 4,166 new cases during March 2019. This is 18.2 per cent (640 cases) higher than March 2018 and the highest March on record. Cafcass has experienced a steep increase in demand in the last two months. The previous month Cafcass saw the highest level of demand in February since 2013. Prior to that new private law cases had been 3.8 per cent higher than the same period previous year.

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.