CASCADE Framework


The CASCADE framework is a pragmatic tool developed for use with stakeholders working with children and young people (CYP) to identify levels of joint working across seven key domains. It is intended to help partners find ways of working together more effectively to better support CYP’s mental health.

The framework comprises seven key domains of interagency working on which respondents are asked to rate their current levels of working.

larity on roles, remit and responsibilities of all partners involved in supporting CYP mental health

greed point of contact and role in schools/colleges and CYP mental health services

tructures to support shared planning and collaborative working

ommon approach to outcome measures for young people

bility to continue to learn and draw on best practice

evelopment of integrated working to promote rapid and better access to support

vidence-based approach to intervention.