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

  • 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

  • First signatories for innovative charter announced

    Harrow Council, England, become the first signatories of a brand new charter aimed at removing stigma and automatic pre-birth assessments of Care Experienced Parents from the Social Care System. The development of new charter was led by CASCADE, Cardiff University and is launched in partnership with Care Leaver Local Offer Background to the charter The charter builds… Read More

  • Three fellowship awards for CASCADE Researchers

    CASCADE are delighted to announce that we have been awarded three exciting research fellowships. Leaving a pupil referral unit: Exploring the transitions and post-16 destinations of care experienced young people across Wales Phil Smith How can we improve the experiences and outcomes of autistic children in care? A mixed methods study of needs, services, and… Read More

  • Would you like to know more about what the CASCADE partnership does?

    Our annual report provides a great introduction to our work.  In 2020 CASCADE was delighted to receive infrastructure funding to develop our partnership with the Centres for Trials Research and Human Developmental Science at Cardiff University and Swansea University’s Secure Anonymised Information Linkage Centre. The funding allowed us to develop new ideas for research projects,… Read More

  • New report published on Schwartz Rounds being trialled in Social Care

    Cascade are delighted to announce the publication of a report that Dr David Wilkins has been working on for 24 months.  A Randomised Controlled Trial of Schwartz Rounds has been published by What Works for Children’s Social Care centre. This was investigated by working with eleven local authorities who were randomly allocated more than 2000… Read More

  • Health and Care Research Wales conference 2021: Learning and looking forward

    Registration for the Health and Care Research Wales conference on 14 October is open now!   The theme of this year’s event is learning and looking forward and after the success of last year’s event, it will again be an entirely digital day.  There are some great plenary sessions lined up on important topics including: Health and care… Read More