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New private law cases received by Cafcass in December 7 per cent higher than a year ago

Cafcass received a total of 3,284 new private law cases (involving 4,040 children) in December 2019 – 7 per cent (or 239 cases) higher than the same month the previous year.

In the nine months since the beginning of April 2019, Cafcass has received 34,479 new private law cases – 1,897 (5.8 per cent) more than the same period in 2018. These cases involved 51,676 children, which is 1,975 (4.0 per cent) more children than April to December 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.