Care applications fell in February

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Cafcass received 1,134 care applications during February – a significant fall of eight per cent over the same month last year.

Nevertheless February was still the second busiest on record for the advisory service.

No less than 13,242 care cases were referred between April last year and February. This has already exceeded the total number for the entire 12 months to March last year, when 12,791 applications were referred. That in turn was 15 per cent more than in the year to March 2015, when 11,159 were received. Between April 2013 and March 2014, just 10,620 referrals were made.

The number of referrals between April 2016 and February this year was nearly 15 per cent up on the previous year’s total.

Meanwhile, the average number of applications received per month has been 1,200 for the last year.

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Stowe Family Law Web Team

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keith - March 13, 2017 at 11:15am

Alarming statistics in deed.
yet no Govt probe into why this is happening.
but its no big secret the Adoption & Fostering agencies are making obscene amounts money from all this. its a monster with a large appetite and it has to be fed somehow Right!
Those words just keep coming back again and again.
Cash for Kids.

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