Figures released by Cafcass show that the number of care applications received inJanuary 2016increased by 16%from those received in January 2015. A total of1,040care applications were received.
Between April 2014 and March 2015 Cafcass received a total of 11,157 applications. This figure is 5% higher when compared to the same period in the previous financial year, when 10,620 applications were received.
The full figures are available on the Cafcass website.