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. Our researchers speak about… Read More

ExChange Wales Annual Adoption Lecture

UK innovations in adoption support and their impact This lecture will explore the UK policy and research context for and recent innovations in adoption support with potential relevance to both adopted and other care experienced children & their parents and carers, including the learning from COVID. It will also identify the ongoing challenges for support,… Read More

Do you ever really leave care when your carer is a family member? Transitions in kinship care

PhD researchers Lorna Stabler, Cardiff University and Abbie Toner, University of Suffolk both have experience of being kinship carers. Lorna has carried out research with kinship carers on projects in England and Wales, and Abbie has extensive experience of supporting grandparent carers and children as a support worker for two local authorities and a third… Read More

It’s complicated: A longitudinal exploration of young people’s perceptions of placement in foster care and their reflections on changing children’s social care

Assumptions about what is best for children with social care involvement are often made by professionals, yet few studies have systematically asked youth about their perceptions and even fewer studies have explored how their perspectives may change over time. This study, Fostering Healthy Futures, asked 200 preadolescent children a series of questions about the difficulties… Read More

Supporting Parents in and Leaving Care

This event details recent efforts to co-develop a best practice charter, aimed at creating meaningful change for parents in and leaving local authority care. Co-produced with care experienced parents, practitioners and policy makers, the charter is aimed at Corporate Parents; professionals with responsibility for supporting young people in state care. In Wales, corporate parents are directed… Read More