Staff consistently provide excellent quality services for children, their families and the family courts.


We have continued to recruit during the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak by following official guidance from the government and the advice given by Public Health England. All interviews have been completed remotely and this will continue until the guidance changes.

If you do join us during this time, we will ensure your onboarding and induction experience is right for you, professionally and personally, and that you are supported in every possible way.

Cafcass was rated ‘Outstanding’ by Ofsted in early 2018, where they praised our continuous improvement against a backdrop of rising demand for our services. We at Cafcass are very proud of this achievement, as it validates the quality of the vital work we do in supporting vulnerable children.

We achieved this ‘Outstanding’ rating because we recruit and retain outstanding people, at all different levels in the organisation. It’s not only our Family Court Advisers (Social Workers) who work directly with the children and families, but also everyone in our business services and corporate functions. Everyone here plays their part!

At Cafcass we support our staff to achieve the most from their career. Your work will be varied but always child-centred. We also know you’ll want a healthy balance between work and your personal life. Cafcass offers a flexible working pattern and the technology to carry out your work at home, in the office, at court and, of course, with children and families.


Is Cafcass right for you?

  • Do you aim to be outstanding in your work?
  • Do you want to work for an employer that invests in its people to offer them growth and opportunity?
  • Do you want to work for an organisation that utilises technology to support its people to work flexibly and with autonomy?
  • Do you want to optimise your work life balance and work for an organisation that is committed to your health and wellbeing?

If you have answered “yes” to all the above, then not only would we like to find out more about you, but we hope you’ll spend some time finding out more about what it is like to work here and the opportunities to join us.


Our roles

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Equal opportunities

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Current Vacancies

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Cafcass Social Work Academy

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