Putting children and young people first in the family courts


What we do and why it matters


Cafcass looks after the interests of children involved in family court proceedings. We work with children and their families, and then advise the courts on what we consider to be in the best interests of children.

Our duty is to safeguard and promote the welfare of children, putting their needs, wishes and feelings first and ensuring their voice is heard at the heart of the family court setting. 

Cafcass may be asked by the court to work with families in three main areas:


Working for Cafcass you will have the opportunity to help directly contribute to improving outcomes for some of the most vulnerable children and young people in society at a time of upheaval and uncertainty in their lives.

Our work is challenging and the expectations are high, but the rewards are too.  That’s why we were Social Work Employer of the Year 2015 and a winner of multiple awards around flexible working. 


To find out more visit:


If you are interested in Social Work roles with us, please visit our new careers site.


It is dedicated to Social Work roles and as well as a range of information about our different roles you can watch videos that outline;


  • what is unique about the work our Social Workers do,
  • the range of practice they undertake,
  • the benefits of working for Cafcass, and;
  • understand what a 'day in the life' of a Family Court Adviser is like.


Click here to visit the new site


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