30 March 2016, by Taylor King Family Law Solicitors
Cafcass (the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) received 3,237 new private Children Act cases in February 2016 which is an increase of 10% on February 2015.
There have been a total of 18,753 in the last six months which represents a 6% increase on the same period last year.
The increase in care applications received by Cafcass has increased even more. In February 2016 Cafcass received 1,225 care applications which is a 27% increase on February 2015. It is also the highest number of applications received in a single month. The number of applications in the last six months is up 15% on those in the corresponding months last year.