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.

 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

CASCADE publishes first research briefing

October 6th, 2014

CASCADE has published the first paper in its research briefing series. Read it Here. Briefings present short summaries of research conducted by CASCADE researchers and associates and are designed with policy and practice audiences in mind. In the first …

CASCADE lunchtime public lecture 23rd Oct 2014

September 16th, 2014

23rd October: Free lunchtime public lecture on 23rd Oct 12-2pm in the Glamorgan Building, King Edward VII Avenue, Cardiff, by Dr Karen Broadhurst of Manchester University. The title is: ‘Understanding recurrent care proceedings. Birth mothers , fathers …

CASCADE welcomes new research fellows

September 10th, 2014

Post-doctoral research fellows working in the fields of restorative family support, looked after children and care-leavers will be starting at CASCADE and DECIPHER on October 1st 2014. The three-year Fellowships have been awarded by the National Instit …