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Family Law

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12 APR 2016

New care applications at an all-time high for the month of March

Journals Manager + Online Editor


New care applications at an all-time high for the month of March
Latest figures released by Cafcass reveal that new care applications received in March 2016 are at an all-time high for the month of March.

In March 2016, Cafcass received a total of 1,221 care applications.  This figure represents a 14% increase compared to those received in March 2015 and a 25% increase compared to March 2014. 

Cafcass received a total of 12,741 care applications in 2015-2016. This figure is 14.2% (1,582 applications) higher than demand in 2014-2015 and 20% (2,121 applications) higher when compared to the 2013-14 financial year.

The latest quarter of 2015-16 (Jan-Mar) has seen exceptionally high demand, an increase of 19.1% when compared to the same quarter in 2014-2015.

The 1,228 care applications recorded in February 2016 marked the highest ever applications received by Cafcass.

The full figures are available on the Cafcass website.
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