The latest figures from the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) have revealed that it received a total of 870 applications in July 2013. This is a 13% decrease compared to those received in July 2012, which was the second highest number of applications in a single month ever.
The figures also show that between April and July 2013 Cafcass received a total of 3,615 applications. This figure is 2% higher when compared to the same period last year, when 3,544 applications were received.
Looking at private law cases, Cafcass has reported receiving 4,606 new cases in July 2013, which is an 11% increase on July 2012 levels.
Between April and July 2013 Cafcass received a total of 18,192 new private law cases, which represents a 22% increase over the 14,856 cases received in the same period last year.
Cafcass received 5,018 applications in May 2013, which amounted to the highest ever for an individual month on record.
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