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Cafcass study

In a repeat of a study carried out in 2009, CAFCASS has shown that local authorities are now acting more quickly to keep vulnerable children safe.

Since 2007-08, Cafcass has seen a 62% increase in numbers of care applications, which culminated, in 2011-12, in the number of applications topping 10,000 for the first time ever.

The research has also published five year’s history of local authority care application numbers.