Putting children and young people first in the family courts


Catherine Howes, Service ManagerChildren's Guardian

I joined Cafcass as a Family Court Advisor and worked in that role for sixteen months before securing promotion to the role of Service Manager.

I have the privilege of managing experienced staff who are all working towards the goal of achieving better outcomes for children. I am able to contribute to this goal through case discussions, supervision and auditing reports and files. 

The role also enables me to build and maintain relationships with our partner agencies as well as our service users.

These are challenging times for all public services but working for Cafcass offers me flexibility and the ability to manage my own time that fits in with my family commitments. It is a pressured role where no two days are the same but I know that I can use my complimentary medicash treatment membership to seek any treatments that support my health and well-being. 

I have found the role provides me with autonomy but I know that support is readily available from my line manager and an approachable senior leadership team.

This is rewarding and enjoyable role where I can see the difference we are making in children’s lives.

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