Putting children and young people first in the family courts


Family Court Adviser


As a Family Court Adviser, you will be working directly with vulnerable children and families to advise the family courts on the best course of action for the child or young person. At the heart of this, you will provide case analysis and recommendations to the court.Social Worker

You will work with parents, relatives, local authorities and the courts and demonstrate your understanding of what the child needs, wants and feels.


How we work

It’s a role where you can work truly flexibly.  All of our social work staff receive a laptop or tablet device and a smart phone. This allows a flexible approach to work. Staff can work from an office, court, or home.


What you need

To be able to carry out this work you will be social work qualified, registered with the HCPC as a social worker in England, and experienced at working with highly vulnerable children and families. You will be an expert in safeguarding, child engagement, inter-agency working, case analysis, planning and recording.

Our work is demanding, therefore you will need to be resilient and organised, have the ability to work proportionately, with strong IT skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills.


What we offer

Working for the Social Work Employer of the Year (2015) you’ll have a work environment where we will support your continuing Learning and development and you’ll receive a great Rewards and benefits package that focuses on you and your Wellbeing.

If you are looking for career development, we have opportunities to become a Practice Supervisor, provided you can demonstrate you meet our requirements for the role. As a Practice Supervisor, you will have additional responsibility for supervising the casework of others, supporting the Service Manager and also undertaking more complex casework.

In return for your skills and commitment we offer a privileged role – being the voice in the family court for some of the most vulnerable children in England.


> Find out more about what it is like to be a Family Court Adviser

> Family Court Adviser Job Description

> Find out what children and young people expect from a Family Court Adviser

> The Guardian newspaper writes about one of our Family Court Advisers

> Community Care writes about our Family Court Adviser role


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