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About us
Cafcass (Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service) is the voice of children in the family courts and helps to ensure that children’s welfare is put first during proceedings.

Established in 2001, we are a non-departmental public body, helping over 115,000 children and young people a year who are going through care or adoption proceedings,
 – more... or whose parents have separated and are unable to agree about future arrangements for their children.

We are independent of the courts, social services, education and health authorities and all similar agencies.


In February 2014 our inspection body Ofsted found that the quality and effectiveness of Cafcass work with children and families in both private law (arrangements for children) and public law (care and adoption) was Good, with Outstanding national leadership of the organisation.


We operate within the law set by Parliament and under the rules and directions of the family courts. Our role is to:


•safeguard and promote the welfare of children


•give advice to the family courts


•make provision for children to be represented


•provide information, advice and support to children and their families.
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What is it like to work at CAFCASS?

3.9
Work/Life Balance
3.6
Salary/Benefits
3.2
Job Security/Advancement
3.4
Management
3.8
Culture

What are people saying about the leadership at CAFCASS?

CEO
Anthony Douglas
4.0
Great office environment, general feeling of doing a worthwhile job.
Written by Personal Assistant to Head of Service (Former Employee) from York on 14 May 2014
A typical day at work involves dealing with e-mail and phones calls, liaising with Head of Service and Senior Management team as necessary. Organising travel and accommodation. Routine tasks mixed with projects such as arranging training events and meetings. Great bunch of dedicated colleagues.
Pros
free car parking in city centre
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