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Social work

Social work

"When their experiences are unique,
your support will be exceptional.
Be their voice"

Practising as a social worker with us is special

We speak on behalf of children and young people to ensure their thoughts, wishes and feelings are not just understood – they are heard. As the only organisation that does this kind of work, it is a privilege to be here. Our Family Court Advisers are trusted to make lasting differences to children and families. It is why we are also committed to providing a healthy work environment and opportunities for career and personal development. 

A social work career with us means you will: 

Make a big difference 
We ensure children’s voices are heard in the family court, speaking up for them when big decisions are being made. This is what motivates us. It is our purpose to achieve positive outcomes that are in children’s best interests.  

Be supported  
To support over 140,000 children every year, we support each other every day. Everyone plays a vital role so that together, we can do our best work. In return, we support you. We promote a good work-life balance, flexibility, and self-care. From learning and development opportunities to ensuring your health and wellbeing, you will be encouraged to ask for what you need - and know we will do all we can to help you. 

Be trusted 
When it comes to children and families, we are confident our social workers will do the right thing. It is why we will give you independence over your work and value your judgement. Whether you are visiting one of your families, getting to know a vulnerable child or standing up in court, we have faith in your abilities. That extends to your career development too. You will get the freedom to identify your own needs, ask for training to enhance your skills - and have the flexibility to work in a way that is right for you 

Be empowered  
We give children and young people the opportunity to share their unique thoughts, wishes and feelings. We build trust. We help shape futures. We collaborate across offices, teams and business areas. We knowledge share. We adapt. We mentor. We provide the equipment you need. With that support behind you, you will feel empowered to inspire children, families, and each other. 

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Jack Cordery, our National Director of Operations, shares his thoughts on working for Cafcass