Cafcass (the Children and Family Child Advisory and Support Service) has published its latest statistics on care order applications. In May 2018, Cafcass received a total of 1,302 care applications, which is 106 more applications, or an 8.9% increase on those received in May 2017. This is the third highest monthly total on record and the highest demand for the month of May since the records began.

For more information visit the Cafcass website.

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