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Seminar and launch of CASCADE research centre

Starts: 22 May 2014

Research evidence on contemporary child protection practice
1pm – 4.15pm

CASCADE Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre
4.30pm – 6.00pm

22nd May 2014, Glamorgan Building, Cardiff University, CF10 3WT

This seminar will present findings from contemporary research on child protection practices in children’s social services in Wales and the UK. Acknowledging that much child protection practice is conducted between adult women (the majority of practitioners are women who engage mainly with mothers), the seminar will focus on communicating and engaging with fathers and children.

The seminar will bring together practitioners, managers, policy makers, service user groups and academics to discuss the policy and practice implications of the research. It will also mark the launch of the CASCADE Children’s Social Care Research and Development Centre and participants are invited to stay after the seminar for the launch event with the Health Minister Mark Drakeford.

The seminar will include roundtable discussions, a panel debate and presentations from:

  • Professor Jonathan Scourfield:  What works with fathers?
  • Dr Sally Holland: Noticing and engaging with children in everyday practice: early findings from the Talking and Listening to Children project.
  • Dr Sophie Hallett: Invisible Me: Vulnerability, Risk and the Hidden Child 

There is expected to be a high demand for places on this free seminar. Applications to attend should be completed by April 25th. In the event of more applicants than places available, places will be allocated to ensure broad representation of public, voluntary and private sectors, government, regions, frontline practitioners and managers, service user groups and researchers. Successful applicants will be informed in the week beginning 28th April.

The launch will be an informal event where you will have the opportunity to mingle with others involved in children's social care over a glass of wine or soft drink, while hearing more about the research work of the centre and being able to contribute your own ideas for the development of an evidence base for Wales at themed tables.

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Open To: Public
Staff and Students