New Research Projects Announced

5 new research projects have been awarded to researchers within CASCADE, covering a range of topics.  Action for Children’s Serious Organised Crime Early Intervention Service (SOCEIS) Evaluation A pioneering programme aimed at diverting young people away from a life of serious organised crime has been awarded to Dr Nina Maxwell at CASCADE, Cardiff University by… Read More

Are there some useful techniques to consider when searching for research studies in Children’s Social Care?

Last week What Works for Children’s Social Care published its latest report.  The report summarises the findings of a study of five techniques to guide those searching for research studies of relevance to children’s social care. Alison Weightman, who led the study from the Specialist Unit for Review Evidence (SURE) at Cardiff University in collaboration with the… Read More

CASCADE report recommends improvements to secure accommodation for children in Wales

The study was commissioned by Social Care Wales. A CASCADE led report, ‘The experiences and outcomes of young people from Wales receiving Secure Accommodation Orders’, published its findings and recommendations today. The aim of the study was to get a full and true picture of the experiences of children and young people from Wales placed… Read More

What Works ‘Change Projects’ show early signs of promise

Two new pilot ‘What Works for Children’s Social Care‘ projects have released their interim reports. The first project has placed social workers in schools in three local authorities in England and is showing early signs of improving inter-agency working and building more collaborative relationships with children, young people and families. Social workers have been embedded… Read More

CASCADE report on shared decision making published

What is good practice in meetings between professionals and families? Today What Works for Children’s Social Care published its latest report.  The rapid realist review, conducted by CASCADE, provides guidance on good practice in decision making meetings.  The research summarises the evidence on shared decision-making meetings and how to meaningfully involve families in order to keep children… Read More

CASCADE Voices win the Health and Care Research Wales 2017 Public Involvement Achievement Award

On Thursday 5th October CASCADE Research Associate Dr Eleanor Staples, and Voices from Care Cymru member and CASCADE Peer Researcher Jenny Coleman attended the Health and Care Research Wales Conference 2017 to receive their Public Involvement Achievement Award 2017. The award is to recognise and celebrate excellent public involvement from across Health and Care Research… Read More