The following are data linkage projects being undertaken by members of the Swansea-CASCADE Data Partnership using data held in the SAIL Databank: 

Principal InvestigatorTitle 
Nell Warner Household risk factors and children’s entry into care 

A webinar sharing key findings can be found on CASCADE’s YouTube channel:
Helen Hodges Enhancing understandings of risky behaviours 

Looked after children in the youth justice system: A mixed methods feasibility study 
Phil Smith Leaving a pupil referral unit: Exploring the transitions and post-16 destinations of care experienced young people 
Sarah Thompson How can we improve the experiences and outcomes of autistic children in care? A mixed methods study of needs, services, and good practice 
Sin Yi CheungEthnic and religious inequalities in children’s social services in Wales: Patterns and outcomes
A webinar sharing key findings can be found on MEAD’s YouTube channel: [link to be added when available]
Nina MaxwellWhat are the service outcomes for criminally exploited children?  A case study of criminally exploited children’s service journeys in two local authorities in Wales
Laura CowleyPREDicting risk of entry and re-entry Into CAre and risk of placeMENT instability from early life experiences amongst children in Wales: An ecological, multi-domain approach (PREDICAMENT)
Emily LowthianEducational pathways and outcomes for children who are looked after: a population-scale data linkage study
Amanda MarchantOnline and Big Data in Social Care Research: Exploring risk factors for increasing rates of suicide and self-harm in children and young people.
Sara LongDoes local authority care make a difference to the lives of vulnerable children?  Longitudinal analyses of a retrospective electronic cohort
A webinar sharing key findings can be found on CASCADE’s YouTube channel:
Louisa Roberts
(ESRC Funded PhD Student)
Making the move: Understanding the transition of young people with social care needs from Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to adult services
Aimee Cummings
(ESRC Funded PhD Student)
To what extent are the mental health needs of children and young people (aged 11-18) in care being supported?
Nell WarnerWhat affects the chances of children’s successful reunification from care?

The following projects using the Welsh children’s social care datasets have recently been funded by ADR UK as part of their PhD Studentship scheme:

SupervisorsPI / StudentTitle
Donald Forrester
Nell Warner
Lucy Griffiths
Ella WatsonLonger-term health and criminal justice outcomes for care experienced young people
Sinead BrophyRichmond OpokuPredicting outcomes of children in care

Additional Projects

SAIL Databank maintains a data use register which provides details of all projects which utilise datasets that they hold.  This register can be searched to identify further projects which may be of interest to researchers.