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Family Law

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13 JAN 2015

13% increase in care applications received by Cafcass in December

13% increase in care applications received by Cafcass in December
In December 2014, Cafcass received a total of 918 applications. This figure represents a 13% increase compared to those received in December 2013.

Between April 2013 and March 2014 Cafcass received a total of 10,617 applications.

This figure is 5% lower when compared to the same period in the previous financial year, when 11,110 applications were received.

Demand peaked during a few months. For example, new applications received in the month of April and October 2013 were the highest ever recorded by Cafcass in those individual months.

The 1,019 applications received in July 2014 were the highest ever recorded for a single month.

The full figures are available on the Cafcass website.
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