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New public law cases received by Cafcass rose 6 per cent in January

Cafcass received a total of 1,541 new public law applications (involving 2,417 children) in January – 91 applications (6.3 per cent) more than in the same month the previous year.

Cafcass received 15,227 new public law cases between April 2019 and January 2020 featuring 24,512 children; this represents a decrease of 0.9 per cent (133 public law cases) and a decrease of 3.1 per cent (785 children) on the 15,360 new public law cases received and the 25,297 children on those cases between April and January 2019.

For the month-by-month figures for public law applications, click here.