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New private law cases received by Cafcass in March 15 per cent lower than 2019

Cafcass received a total of 3,443 new private law cases (involving 5,198 children) in March 2020 – almost 15 per cent (or 626 cases) lower than the same month the previous year.

In the twelve months from the beginning of April 2019, Cafcass has received 45,694 new private law cases, which is 1,852 cases (4.2 per cent) more than the same period the year before. These cases involved 69,553 children, which is 2,793 (4.1 per cent) more children than April 2018 to March 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.