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Cafcass starts prioritising London private law cases to ‘maintain safe workloads for social workers’

2nd October 2023

Community Care

Decision to delay allocating 'less urgent' private law cases to family court advisers in capital follows a 27% rise in application numbers year on year.

Cafcass has started prioritising the allocation of “less urgent” private law cases in London to help maintain safe workloads for its social workers.

The decision to institute the prioritisation protocol comes on the back of a 27% rise in the number of private law applications in the capital between April and July 2023, compared with the same period in 2022*.

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