Replacing Child Protection Conferences with Family Group Conferences

Over the past two decades in the UK and elsewhere, the importance of involving children, young people and parents in social work decision-making has been increasingly recognised. When enabled and supported to take part, children, young people and parents can play an essential role in the planning and delivery of services. Improved engagement and participation… Read More

CASCADE and What Works for Children’s Social Care: Partners in research but no longer the Research Partner

In November 2017, the Department for Education announced that CASCADE would be its Research Partner for the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care. Nesta were awarded a contract to help incubate and deliver the Centre itself.     It’s been nearly three years since then, and much has changed. The What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care has been renamed and firmly established… Read More

Fostering Wellbeing

As part of the Confidence in Care research, Alyson Rees and colleagues are also undertaking a discrete feasibility study to be completed by May 2016. This will be considering the practicalities of running a skills and mentoring programme in Wales. The programme is entitled ‘Fostering Healthy Futures’, and   has been developed in Colorado   for young people in foster… Read More