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ENGLAND – Slight drop in Care applications in May

Immediate release – 10th June 2013.

 

Slight drop in Care applications in May

May 2013 statistics from Cafcass

 

 

In May 2013, Cafcass received a total of 965 applications. This is a 1.8% decrease on May 2012, however the year-to-date figures are still up on last year.

 

From April 2013:

  • Between April and May 2013 Cafcass received a total of 1,878 applications.
  • This figure is 8% higher when compared to the same period last year, when 1,739 applications were received.

 

April 2012-March 2013:

  • During 2012-13, Cafcass received 11,073 new applications. This figure is 8% higher when compared to previous financial year.
  • The 1,000 applications received in February 2012 were the highest ever recorded for a single month.

 

April 2011-March 2012: During 2011-12 Cafcass received 10,246 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.

 

 May 2013 care stats

 

 

Care applications received

 

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

Apr

682

692

679

756

913

May

648

686

836

983

965

Jun

798

774

861

809

 

Jul

793

848

873

994

 

Aug

687

777

891

987

 

Sep

722

759

842

878

 

Oct

726

731

862

951

 

Nov

769

826

879

954

 

Dec

746

689

813

862

 

Jan

670

698

920

969

 

Feb

736

826

890

1,000

 

Mar

855

897

900

930

 

Total

8,832

9,203

10,246

11,073

1,878

 

 

 

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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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