Browse our collection of recent CASCADE updates and news items, providing a variety of materials for researchers, practitioners, and the public.

  • What’s Working in Children’s Social Care in Wales?

    Too often the media and research focus on what is not working in children’s social care. We want to do something different – we want to find out and publicise what IS working. We hope you can help us.  We want to hear from people in the sector about things that YOU think are working… Read More

  • Launching Complex Safeguarding Wales: a website for parents worried about child criminal exploitation

    Complex Safeguarding Wales is a co-produced resource based on findings from the research project: County lines: a co-ordinated Welsh community response to child criminal exploitation and in collaboration with young people, parents and practitioners who have direct experience.

  • CASCADE In-Practice Visiting Researcher at Cardiff University

    The purpose of the in-practice visiting researcher position is to support a practitioner in their academic development and help them prepare for future funding applications – especially for pursuing a part-time or full-time PhD or other funded research…

  • ‘Together a Chance’ interim report presented at Parliamentary Eve

    A pilot scheme being run by Pact to provide more support to mothers in prison is already yielding significant benefits, according to an interim evaluation report published today by Dr Alyson Rees, CASCADE…

  • Jonathan Scourfield talks to BBC Radio Wales

    Following the death of Logan Mwangi, there have been calls for Wales to follow other UK nations and conduct an independent inquiry into children’s social care. This week, Deputy Director of CASCADE Jonathon Scourfield spoke to BBC Radio Wales about the rarity of cases like Logan Mwangi, adding that this may not be the right… Read More

  • Launching the CUBE: a collaborative community space in Barry 

    The CUBE is an innovative, community led and co-produced support centre and coffee shop in the seaside town of Barry. Its focus is to use a restorative approach to engage with and empower the local community, particularly struggling families. It hosts many support sessions and activities for children and families, men and women as well… Read More

  • Fully funded doctoral studentships

    Cardiff University’s School of Social Sciences and School of Psychology, supported by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) Doctoral Training Partnership for Wales (Wales DTP), invites applications for PhD study with the possibility of being awarded a fully-funded ESRC DTP Studentship, to start in October 2022 in the area of social work and social care. Applications welcomed… Read More

  • New Report – Call for veterans’ family support service to be rolled out and developed across Wales

    Our new report evaluates The Restorative Approaches Veterans and Family Service (RAVFS)…

  • CASCADE Talks is now available on your favourite Podcast service!

    Cascade are thrilled to announced that our podcast ‘Cascade Talks’ is now publicly available on streaming services.  CASCADE Talks is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music. Our podcasts have a variety of conversations with industry practitioners who speak about their journey into social work, the issues that they face and an ever-changing sector.… Read More

  • New interim report on child criminal exploitation in Wales

    There is limited research on child criminal exploitation with far less known about how this manifests in Wales. This Health Care Research Wales funded study addressed this research gap.  The study examined how children are targeted, groomed, and criminally exploited in Wales. It also assessed what different services need to effectively identify, engage, and safeguard these children by exploring approaches and interventions most effective in the identification and… Read More