Careers at Cafcass
If you are interested in working for Cafcass or want to find out more about what we do, download a digital version of our brochure click here.
Cafcass is the largest employer of qualified social workers in England.
Since 2001, we’ve been committed to making a positive difference to each child we support. We work with over 140,000 children and families every year, and we’re proud that everyone working for Cafcass is united in listening, understanding, and improving their lives.
There are many reasons to join us. Whether it’s as a Family Court Adviser, working closely with children and families, or as part of our wider business services and corporate teams, everyone at Cafcass works together. It’s central to how we succeed, and it’s why our practice framework is called just that – Together with children and families.
We empower, support and enable collaboration for all colleagues, at all levels. Because, when we work in a consistent way, we achieve the best outcomes for children and their families. Our values encourage us to be proactive, find strengths in ourselves and others, and to build positive relationships with everyone we work with.
How we work
At Cafcass, we support our staff in achieving the most from their career. Your work will be varied, and you’ll keep the welfare of children at the heart of all you do.
We recognise the importance of a healthy work/life balance, and offer flexible working patterns as well as the technology to work from home, the office, at court and, of course, with children and families. You can find out more about how we work here.
Our recruitment promise
We set and maintain high standards for our recruitment and selection processes to ensure they are fair, objective and inclusive. We also aim for the recruitment process to be something that we go through with you, not something we do to you, and as such create an engaging, supportive environment that allows you to confidently demonstrate your suitability for the role for which you apply.
Our recruitment team will ensure your application is dealt with efficiently and confidentially. Furthermore, all information you provide will remain secure at all times in accordance with all relevant legislation.
As part of your application, you will be invited to indicate if you have a disability and if this applies to you, we hope you will feel confident enough to do so. And if you do you indicate you have a disability, we will contact you to invite you to provide us with further information and help us understand what, if any, reasonable adjustments you may require so that you are not disadvantaged.
Any information about an applicant’s disability will only be shared with Recruiting Managers at a point in the process where it is essential (i.e. reasonable adjustments are required).
It is also our policy that candidates indicating a disability that also meet the criteria for the role they are applying for are guaranteed to have their application progressed to the next stage of the progress.
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