The CASCADE framework is a practical tool developed for the Link Programme for use with stakeholders working with children and young people. It identifies levels of joint working between education and mental health professionals across seven key domains.
The videos below will introduce each letter of the framework and suggest some practical actions you could take to ensure children and young people are receiving the best possible care and support.
Introduction to the CASCADE framework
Monisha Jefcut, Training Manager in the Centre's Schools Division, introduces the CASCADE framework, a practical tool developed for use with stakeholders working with children and young people to identify levels of joint working across seven key domains.
Clarity on roles, remit and responsibilities
Vicky Saward, Head of Training in the Centre’s Schools Division, introduces the first letter of the CASCADE framework which refers to clarity on roles, remit and responsibility of partners involved in supporting children and young people’s mental health.
Agreed point of contact
The second letter of the CASCADE framework, A, stands for agreed point of contact and role in schools and FE colleges and children and young people’s mental health services
Structures to support shared planning
The ‘S’ in CASCADE stands for structures to support shared planning and collaborative working
Common approach to outcomes measures for young people
The second C in the CASCADE framework stands for Common approach to outcomes measures for young people
Ability to learn and draw on best practice
The second ‘A’ in CASCADE stands for ability to learn and draw on best practice.
Development of integrated working
The letter D in the CASCADE framework stands for development of integrated working to promote rapid and better access to support.
Evidence-based approach to interventions
The final letter of the CASCADE framework, E, stands for ‘evidence-based approach to interventions.’