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New public law cases received by Cafcass fell slightly in July

Cafcass received a total of 1,727 new public law applications (involving 2,733 children) in July – 13 applications (0.7 per cent) fewer than in the same month last year. Since January 2020 there has only been one month – June – in which cases have increased year-on-year.

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