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Family Court Adviser (Social Worker)

Liverpool, Merseyside
£41,550 to £46,332
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

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Family Court Adviser (Social Worker)

£41,550 to £46,332 + London weighting of £4,885 where applicable

Flexible location / Nationwide


We are Cafcass – the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service – and we represent children in family court cases in England. Earlier this year, we announced Ofsted judged the quality and effectiveness of our services to children and families as ‘outstanding’ in all categories. Whilst very proud of this result, we also recognise there is still work for us to do to improve.


Inspectors spoke with 300+ practitioners and managers and shared back to us a range of amazing quotes that gave real insight into:


  • What it is like working at Cafcass. Professional development and learning. How we support colleagues with their workload. Wellbeing and flexible working here. What management support, supervision and oversight feels like at Cafcass


If you would like to read these quotes for yourself and find out more about how we support and reward our social workers, please click through. We are also planning to host a webinar later this month when you will be able to hear from colleagues first hand.


And of course, if you really like what you read and/or hear, then we’d encourage you to take a look at our current vacancies.


We look forward to hearing from you.



Cafcass stands for Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service.

Cafcass represents children in family court cases in England. We put children’s needs, wishes and feelings first, making sure that children’s voices are heard at the heart of the family court setting, and that decisions are made in their best interests. Operating within the law set by Parliament (Criminal Justice and Court Services Act 2000) and under the rules and directions of the family courts, we are independent of the courts, social services, education and health authorities and all similar agencies.

Our duty is to safeguard and promote the welfare of children going through the family justice system. Our experienced Family Court Advisers may be asked by the court to work with families and then advise the court on what we consider to be the best interests of the children involved in three main areas:

  • divorce and separation, sometimes called ‘private law’, where parents or carers can’t agree on arrangements for their children
  • care proceedings, sometimes called ‘public law’, where social services have serious concerns about the safety or welfare of a child
  • adoption, which can be either public or private law.
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