Equal opportunities

Cafcass is proud to be a diverse and inclusive employer, which brings considerable benefits to the organisation, including creativity, insight and innovation – all of which benefits the children and families we are here to support.

Therefore, our recruitment and selection processes are designed to help ensure equality of opportunity for all staff and applicants to the organisation regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


Equal opportunity


Cafcass has further underlined its commitment to equality of opportunity by successfully achieving accreditation for the Department of Work and Pensions’ Disability Confident Employer scheme demonstrating our commitment to employ, train, retain and develop the careers of colleagues with disabilities.

As someone who might be considering joining Cafcass, you can take confidence that we are an employer that:

  1. actively looks to attract and recruit disabled people
  2. provides a fully inclusive and accessible recruitment process
  3. offers an interview to disabled people who meet the minimum criteria for the role
  4. is flexible when assessing people so disabled job applicants have the best opportunity to demonstrate that they can do the job
  5. makes reasonable adjustments as required
  6. encourages our suppliers and partner firms to be Disability Confident
  7. ensures employees have sufficient disability equality awareness.


Furthermore, should you join us you will be part of an organisation that:

  1. promotes a culture of being Disability Confident
  2. supports employees to manage their disabilities or health conditions
  3. ensures there are no barriers to the development and progression of disabled staff
  4. ensures managers are aware of how they can support staff who are sick or absent from work
  5. values and listens to feedback from disabled staff
  6. regularly reviews its Disability Confident employer self-assessment.


While we collect diversity data from all applicants this is only for the purposes of monitoring. This information is collected confidentially on a separate section of the online application form and is not provided to recruiting managers or shortlisting panels.


Our recruitment promise


We set and maintain high standards for our recruitment and selection processes to ensure they are fair, objective and transparent. Our recruiting team also ensures your application is dealt with efficiently and confidentially and will remain secure at all times.

If you need anything from us, please don’t hesitate to contact by email at [email protected] – we are happy to help. If you have any particular needs to enable you to fully participate in the recruitment process, please let us know and we will do all we can to assist you.

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