Cafcass – Care demand statistics for 2010-11

The demand for services statistics have been announced by Cafcass.  These show that Cafcass worked with 82,860 children and young people in England through involvement in new cases.  Add to this number, those children referred to Cafcass prior to 2010-11 and those cases which Cafcass continues to work on as well as those cases which were closed during the year, and the total number of children rises to approximately 146,999.  Of new cases, 42,145 were males – equivalent to 50.9% and 40,715 were females – equivalent to 49.1%.