Figures released by Cafcass show that the number of care applications received in July 2015 increased by 9% from July 2014 levels. A total of 1,111 care applications were received.
This is slightly lower than the number of care applications received between April 2014 and March 2015: during this period Cafcass received 11,149 applications. This represents a 5% increase in comparison to the same period in the previous financial year when 10,620 applications were received.
The full figures are available on the Cafcass website.