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Posted 23 January 2017
by Tracy Lambert

Children and the Law: Cafcass Figures for 2016

Below are the cafcass figures for 2016 for private and public law:

Children – Private Law

Cafcass Figures for 2016

Figures released by Cafcass indicate that they received a total of 39,978 new private law applications which is an 8.8% increase on 2015 applications (36,730).

In December 2016 Cafcass received 2.938 new private law cases, a 1% increase on December 2015 levels. 

Children – Public Law

Cafcass Figures for 2016

In 2016, Cafcass received a total of 14,475 care applications, a 15.8% increase on 2015 applications received by Cafcass (12,193).

December 2016 saw Cafcass receive 1,068 care applications representing a 3% decrease in comparison to December 2015 levels.

For specialist advice on child law in Devon please contact Tracy Lambert and the Family Solicitors Team at Tozers LLP, Broadwalk House, Southernhay West, Exeter, EX1 1UA. Direct dial : 01392 667685. Email :

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Tracy Lambert

Partner and Solicitor

Partner based in Exeter's family team