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New private law cases received by Cafcass in January 16 per cent higher than 2019

Cafcass received a total of 4,118 new private law cases (involving 6,064 children) in January 2020 – almost 16 per cent (or 560 cases) higher than the same month the previous year.

In the ten months since the beginning of April 2019, Cafcass has received 38,513 new private law cases, which is 2,376 cases (6.6 per cent) more than the same period the year before. These cases involved 58,601 children, which is 3,452 (6.3 per cent) more children than April 2018 to January 2019.

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.