CASCADE’s Completed research projects:

A systematic map and synthesis review of child criminal exploitation

A systematic map and synthesis review of child criminal exploitation

A systematic map and synthesis review was commissioned by the Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel to assess what is known in the literature about child criminal exploitation. Overview While national…

Building Blocks 2-6

Building Blocks 2-6

Evaluating the long-term effectiveness, and the cost and consequences of the Family Nurse Partnership parenting support programme in reducing maltreatment in young children. Overview This study is designed to evaluate…

Child sexual exploitation policing and knowledge hub

Child sexual exploitation policing and knowledge hub

Enhancing police responses to child sexual exploitation, other forms of child sexual abuse and associated vulnerabilities through collaborative working between academia and policing at both national and regional levels. Overview…

Employing Restorative Approaches in Family Service Provision: A More Effective Route to Change

Employing Restorative Approaches in Family Service Provision: A More Effective Route to Change

This study aimed to evaluate use of strengths and relationship whole family approaches within Families First family support services throughout Wales and link this to service provision, receipt and effect. …

Improving the educational experiences and attainment of looked after children and young people

Improving the educational experiences and attainment of looked after children and young people

In May 2016 the Economic and Social Research Council provided the Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre (CASCADE) with funding to build on the findings and recommendations from the Looked after…

Looked after children and education

Looked after children and education

Understanding the educational experiences and opinions, attainment, achievement and aspirations of looked after children in Wales. Overview In January 2015 the Welsh Government commissioned a study on LACYP and education.…

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