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New care applications received by Cafcass in March fell by nearly 10 per cent

New applications have fallen by almost 5 per cent over the last year

Cafcass received 1,117 new care applications during March 2019. This is 9.9 per cent (123 applications) lower than March 2018. In the last twelve months Cafcass received 13,536 new care applications; this is a fall of 4.8 per cent (685 applications) from the previous twelve months.

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