CASCADE Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre was launched on 22 May 2014 by the Health Minister, Professor Mark Drakeford. The Centre brings together over £1.35 million of current research grants and a strong record of engagement with the policy and practice community.

CASCADE is based in the School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University, with established links with other Schools in the University, academics in other Welsh and UK Universities and social care providers, practitioners, policy makers and service users groups throughout Wales and the rest of the UK. To receive emails about CASCADE research briefings, news and events please email CASCADE@cf.ac.uk to be added to our database.

 Latest! Thanks to the Care Council for Wales for making a short video about CASCADE and the work of CASCADE Voices. Watch it HERE.

CASCADE launch May 2014: (l-r) Arwel Ellis Owen, Chair, Care Council for Wales, Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Cardiff University, Lisa Armstrong, CASCADE Voices, Professor Mark Drakeford, Minister for Health and Social Services, Dr Sally Holland, Director CASCADE and Professor Andy Pithouse, School of Social Sciences/Welsh Government.
CASCADE launch May 2014: (l-r) Arwel Ellis Owen, Chair, Care Council for Wales, Professor Elizabeth Treasure, Deputy Vice Chancellor, Cardiff University, Lisa Armstrong, CASCADE Voices, Professor Mark Drakeford, Minister for Health and Social Services, Dr Sally Holland, Director CASCADE and Professor Andy Pithouse, School of Social Sciences/Welsh Government.

Latest news

Working with Fathers: Research Evidence for Practice, Manchester – 31st March 2015

December 10th, 2014

To register: Working with Fathers – Registration Form and for further information: robertsl32@cardiff.ac.uk   …

CASCADE hosts evening book launch – 15th December

November 13th, 2014

15th December we will be hosting a book launch for Alyson Rees and Andy Pithouse’s forthcoming title ‘Creating Stable Foster Placements: Learning from Foster Children and the Families that Care for them’. The launch will start at 5.30pm with refreshmen …

27th November – CASCADE and Cardiff Council mark 25th Anniversary of the UNCRC

October 28th, 2014

A free event marking the 25th Anniversary of the launch of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child will be held at Cardiff City Hall on 27th November from 11 – 1. For more information on themes and presentations, and to attend this eve …