Category Archive: Care Applications

Jan 18

ENGLAND – Cafcass chief wary over recent fall in care applications

The head of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) has dampened hopes that a recent decrease in new care applications represents the start of a sustained fall in children needing protection.   Douglas expects care applications to remain at a high level despite recent falls Cafcass chief executive Anthony Douglas said …

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Jun 23

WALES/ENGLAND – Supreme Court considers future psychological harm and threshold criteria

Full analysis of the Justices’ speeches published on Family Law Week   The Supreme Court in Re B (A Child) UKSC 33 has dismissed an appeal by parents against a care order made in respect of their daughter on the basis of a risk to her of future psychological or emotional harm under section 31 …

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Jun 10

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 …

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May 22

ENGLAND – Care applications in April 2013 show continued rise

908 applications in April 2013 is a 20% rise on a year ago In April 2013, Cafcass received a total of 908 applications. This is a 20% increase on April 2012, and the highest ever recorded by Cafcass for the month of April. Between April 2012 and March 2013 Cafcass received a total of 11,064 …

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May 18

WALES/ENGLAND – Family court ‘delays’ on care decisions cut

About 500,000 children and adults a year are involved in the family justice system The time it takes for the family courts to make decisions about whether children should be taken in to care or adopted has been cut. The average length of such cases in England and Wales fell from 55 weeks in 2011 …

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Apr 17

ENGLAND – Care applications reach new record high

The number of care applications has risen by eight per cent in the past year, according to latest statistics from Cafcass. Care applications have risen by eight per cent in a single year. Image: David McCullough Figures for the 12 months between April 2012 and March 2013 show the organisation received a total of 11,055 …

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