By Josie Keam This blog is a summary of the most recent CASCADE Voices Young People’s Advisory Group session which took place in March 2024.   In my second week in my new role as Children, Young People, and Family Involvement Worker, Rachael and myself planned and led the March CASCADE Voices session with the young… Read More

Kinship Carer Research and Policy Advisory Group

CASCADE is committed to involving the voice of lived experience across its research work. The Public Involvement team ( at CASCADE is always looking for ways to involve wider voices. We are thrilled to announce this exciting new partnership with AFKA Cymru ( and Kinship Cymru ( to establish a ‘Kinship Carer Research and Policy… Read More

Research Methods Training

At CASCADE we have a commitment to involving people with lived experience of children’s social services in our research. We believe this is a vital part of producing relevant and impactful research. However, it can be difficult for adults and young people to contribute and understand what we do in research. Bridging that gap is… Read More

Film premiere: Harmful relationships and crime 

On Tuesday 11th July five inspiring young people visited SPARK to share the premiere of their two co-produced films exploring the impact of Child Criminal Exploitation. The event was hosted by CASCADE and attended by a small group of invited guests from across a range of related organisations. These included: Violence Prevention Unit, South Wales Police, Swansea… Read More