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New private law cases received by Cafcass in November about the same as a year ago

Cafcass received a total of 4,051 new private law cases (involving 5,253 children) in October – less than 1 per cent (or 34 cases) higher than the same month last year. In eleven of the last twelve months the number of new cases has increased when compared with the corresponding month in the previous year.

In the eight months since April 2019 Cafcass has received 31,293 new private law cases – 1,750 (5.9 per cent) more than the same period in 2018. These cases involved 46,830 children, which is 1,844 (4.1 per cent) more children than April to November 2018.

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.