Making sense of increasing young carer prevalence – cause for concern or finding the hidden population? 

Wednesday March 15th is Young Carers Action Day 2023, an annual event that draws attention to the lives of children who care for a family member due to an illness or disability. Research has a key role in investigating the impacts of caring and informing what support could look like, but the issue of increasing prevalence estimates is challenging our understanding. Read More

A mixed-methods evaluation of parental advocacy in Wales

Wales currently has the highest proportion of children in care among UK nations, and it is a policy priority of the Welsh government to reduce the number of children in care. The potential for parental advocacy (PA) services to help achieve this aim is increasingly being recognised, and the Welsh Government is funding several PA services across Wales. Read More

CLASS Cymru: Developing an online resource to support care experienced students

CASCADE are working with CLASS Cymru and The Rees Foundation to develop a website that will help care experienced people and those who work with them to find all the information they need about university.  Overview Care experienced young people in Wales and the UK experience significantly poorer outcomes than their peers who do not have experience… Read More