Explore Resources



> Read about the latest updates

Care and Education Events


Case Studies

> Examples of current care and education practice in Wales

Practice Materials

> Resources used by education and social care practitioners

Research and Reviews of Practice

> A range of articles and reports from across the UK

UK Government Policy and Strategies

Focus Pages


> #MessagesToSchools

> #MessagestoSocialWorkers

> Care Leavers Toolkit

> Getting More Involved

>Residential Care Conference

>Cultural & Creative Engagement

From Foster Carers for Foster Carers

From Young People For Young People


Key Contacts

> For further advice and collaboration

Bilingual Availability

The Welsh version of the website is available at http://cascaderesearch.wixsite.com/exchange-cymraeg/gofalacaddysg. Wherever possible materials hosted on this website will be made available in both English and Welsh.  Where Welsh versions are unpublished and permission is granted for translation ExChange: Care and Education is commissioning translation services.  Many external links have both English and Welsh versions of documents and websites.


Please note that unless otherwise stated, all materials are sourced externally.  While we make every effort to ensure the reliability and accuracy of the website, we cannot accept responsibility for the content of external links or the use of downloaded / accessed materials hosted here.

New focus page:

Resource Focus: #MessagesToSocialWorkers

Find out more...

ExChange: Care and Education is an online 'Community of Practice' resource hub that aims to provide resources that can help to improve educational experiences and outcomes for children and young people in Wales who are in or are leaving care.




ExChange works on the principle that best practice can develop where experience and expertise are shared and collaboration encouraged.  This site provides a location for published and unpublished materials to be shared freely with the aim of supporting Welsh Government strategy for looked-after children.  ExChange: Care and Education hosts these resources and provides opportunities for discussion and further engagement.


Making a Contribution


Are you a social care or education professional who works with children and young people?  An academic focused on evidence to inform practice? A foster carer with children and young people in school or college?  A child or young person with views on education whilst in care?  We would love to hear from you!

We are seeking out the following contributions relating to education and children who are looked-after:

  • Academic literature (published or unpublished) 

  • Policy reports and responses 

  • Best practice examples and case studies

  • Training materials or action plans 

  • Anything else that you think might be of help or interest in supporting children and young people in care or leaving care with their education

To contribute, you can complete the form below letting us know what materials you would like to share, or email us directly at contact@exchangewales.org

About Us


This project is designed and led by the CASCADE Children's Social Care Research and Development Centre at Cardiff University, funded by Welsh Government, and was developed in collaboration with the Welsh Local Government Association (WLGA).

Contact us: +4429 2068 8722   /   Contact@ExChangeWales.org   /  CASCADE, 1-3 Museum Place, Cardiff, CF10 3BD

Cysylltwch â ni: +4429 2068 8722   /   Cysylltu@ExChangeCymru.org   /  CASCADE, 1-3 Lle Amgueddfa, Caerdydd, CF10 3BD

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