Figures released by Cafcass show that the number of care applications received in October 2015 increased by 7% from those received in October 2014. A total of 1,079 care applications were received.
Between April 2014 and March 2015 Cafcass received a total of 11,156 applications. This represents a 5% increase 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.