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In May 2014, Cafcass received a total of 857 applications. This figure represents a 13% decrease compared to those received in May 2013.
Between April 2013 and March 2014 Cafcass received a total of 10,605 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 full figures are available on the Cafcass website.
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