16% increase in care applications received by Cafcass in July
In July 2014, Cafcass received a total of 1,013 applications. This figure represents a 16% increase compared to those received in July 2013. The number of new applications received in July 2014 is the highest ever recorded for a single month.
Between April 2013 and March 2014 Cafcass received a total of 10,609 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.