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Dec 06

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ENGLAND – Latest Cafcass figures for private law and care applications published

Applications for July 2013 released

 

The Children and Family Court Advisory & Support Service (Cafcass) has issued figures for the number of private law applications and care applications received in July 2013.

Private Law Applications
Cafcass received a total of 4,606 new private law cases in July 2013 which represents an 11% increase on July 2012 figures.

The total number of applications so far for this calendar year (up to and including July) is 29,936.

Full details of the statistics for 2013 and for previous years are available here

Care Applications
Cafcass received a total of 870 applications in July.  Whilst this is 13% down on the equivalent month last year; July 2012 had the second highest number of applications in a single month ever.

The total number for the calendar year up to and including July is 6,257 compared with 6,523 for January to July 2012 representing a 4.25% decrease.

(It should be noted that a single “application” can involve multiple children).

Full details of the statistics for 2013 and for previous years are available here

 

SOURCE: Family Law Week

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