ExChange: Family and Community
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ExChange: Family and Community is an online "Community of Practice" resource hub that aims to provide resources that can help to support families and communities. ExChange: Family and Community was commissioned by the Welsh Government and developed in conjunction with an advisory group from Families First and Flying Start teams.
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 This site provides a location for published and unpublished materials to be shared freely with the aim of supporting Welsh Government’s commitment to children, young people, families, and communities in Wales. ExChange: Family and Community hosts resources and provides opportunities for discussion and further engagement.
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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).
Making a Contribution
Are you a social care or education professional who works with children, young people and families? An academic focused on evidence to inform practice? We would love to hear from you!
We are seeking out the following contributions:
Academic literature (published or unpublished)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 families and communities
To contribute, you can complete the form below letting us know what materials you would like to share, or email us directly at
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 Where Welsh versions are unpublished and permission is granted for translation ExChange is commissioning translation services. Many external links have both English and Welsh versions of documents and websites.