Figures released by Cafcass show that the number of care applications received in November 2015 increased by 15% from those received in November 2014. A total of 1,020 care applications were received.
Between April 2014 and March 2015 Cafcass received a total of 11,155 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.