Quarterly data 2021-22

Cafcass collects data showing Case duration per quarter broken down by local authority.

Cafcass produces ‘heat maps’ showing how each Designated Family Judge (DFJ) area is performing in relation to the PLO target of 26 weeks.

Q1: 2021-22

The national average for care and supervision (s31) application duration is 44 calendar weeks.

Q2: 2021-22

The national average for care and supervision (s31) application duration is 44 calendar weeks.

Please refer to the DFJ Duration Trend file for historical information – DFJ Duration Trend History

Note: The duration is measured from when the application is issued to when the application completes. Applications may be in relation to one child only, or many children. All average durations are presented to the nearest whole week and calculated from the total number of calendar days it takes to complete. See more details for how the calculations are made.

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