Demands for Care remain very high. Between April and June 2012 Cafcass received a total of 2,534 applications. This figure is 6.7% higher than the same period last year. Applications received during April and May 2012 have been the highest ever recorded by Cafcass for these individual months, with the 972 applications received in May 2012 being the highest ever recorded for a single month. The comparatively lower demand in June 2012 is put down to the lack of working days available due to the special bank holidays this year to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.