Figures released by Cafcass show that the number of care applications received in September 2015increased by 7% from September 2014 levels. A total of 979 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.