CASCADE’s aim is to improve the well-being, safety and rights of children and their families through:

Generating internationally recognised primary research evidence
Making our research accessible to all; including service users, professionals and policy-makers.
Developing social care research capacity in Wales by providing opportunities for researchers from undergraduate through to senior career stages.
Engaging a range of collaborators in research, including children and young people, parents and carers, practitioners, policy-makers and social care providers from the public, private and third sectors.
We are concerned with all aspects of community responses to social need in children and families, including family support services, children in need services, child protection, looked after children and adoption.

Since 2017, CASCADE has been the Research Partner to the What Works Centre for Children’s Social Care.