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ENGLAND – Care applications in August 2013

August 2013 statistics from Cafcass

 

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In August 2013, Cafcass received a total of 822 applications. This is a 17% decrease compared to those received in August 2012.

 

From April 2013:

  • Between April and August 2013 Cafcass received a total of 4,441 applications.
  • This figure is 2% lower when compared to the same period last year, when 4,531 applications were received.

 

April 2012-March 2013:

  • During 2012-13, Cafcass received 11,094 new applications. This figure is 8% higher when compared to previous financial year.
  • The 1,002 applications received in February 2013 were the highest ever recorded for a single month.

 

April 2011-March 2012: During 2011-12 Cafcass received 10,254 applications, an 11% increase on the previous financial year, when Cafcass received 9,203 applications.

 

Please click here to view the spreadsheet, which, in addition to the monthly national stats, has a tab displaying a breakdown of application and children numbers by local authority for each complete quarter from April 2011.

 

Aug 2013 care graph

 

 

 

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

 

Care applications received

Apr

682

692

681

756

918

May

648

686

836

984

978

Jun

798

774

862

809

851

Jul

793

848

872

995

872

Aug

687

777

891

987

822

Sep

722

759

844

879

 

Oct

726

731

862

955

 

Nov

769

826

879

957

 

Dec

746

689

814

863

 

Jan

670

698

921

972

 

Feb

736

826

892

1,002

 

Mar

855

897

900

935

 

Total

8,832

9,203

10,254

11,094

4,441

 

 

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For media enquiries, please contact:

Molly Garboden, Communications Manager

0844 353 3319 (direct) | 07768 796 484 (mobile)

Molly.Garboden@Cafcass.gsi.gov.uk

 

 

Notes for Editors:                                                                                                  

                                                                                                           

  • Figures in the above table and graph are provided from the Cafcass national case management system (CMS). The unit of measurement is a care application, upon its receipt by Cafcass from the Court and its entry into CMS. An application can involve multiple children. CMS is a live system and any late entries will be accounted for at the time of release of subsequent updates to this data. Updates to this information will be published on a monthly basis, in the second week of each month.
  • Pre-release of these statistics has been made available to the Children’s Minister in accordance with The Pre-Release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008.
  • Click here to view previous care statistics releases.
  • The Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) represents children in family court cases, making sure that their voices are heard and that the decisions that are made about them are in their best interests.
  • Cafcass supports or works with over 145,000 children in public and private law cases every year. 
  • Cafcass operates 17 service areas across England, with nearly 2,000 employees working throughout 56 offices.
  • Cafcass’ role is to work with children and families in the family courts.  The following list provides some examples of the types of cases we work with:-
    • Adoption (public law)
    • Care Orders (public law)
    • Emergency Protection Orders (public law)
    • Residency and contact following divorce and separation (private law)
  • Cafcass is a non-departmental public body sponsored by the Department for Education.

 

SOURCE: Cafcass

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