Cafcass has published its monthly care application statistics for England. In March 2018, Cafcass received a total of 1,238 care applications. This figure represents a 3.5% increase in comparison with February 2018 and is the second highest monthly total for a March on record. Between April 2017 and March 2018 Cafcass received a total of 14,207 applications. This figure is 2.7% lower when compared with the previous financial year.
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