Latest figures released by Cafcass reveal that new care applications received in June 2016 represents the highest ever number of applications for any one month.
In June 2016, Cafcass received a total of 1,265 care applications. This figure represents a 13% increase compared to those received in June 2015. In total Cafcass received 3,638 new care applications between April and June 2016.
The latest year to date demand is 21.5% (643 applications) higher than April to June 2015 and 42.2% (1,079 applications) higher than April to June 2014.
The full figures are available on the Cafcass website.