When Adoption UK asked nearly 2,000 adopted young people about their experiences of school in 2018, eight out of ten told us that they feel confused and worried at school. 81% of secondary-aged children agreed with the statement “Other childr...


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The Knock on the Door is a biographic account of my experiences in the care system as a child and young person. I am now a Primary School Teacher in Wales, and I hope that this book will prove useful for other teachers, social workers, practi...


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We are very excited to launch our autumn conference "All you need is love? Reflecting on relationships in the care system" taking place in Swansea on Tuesday 26th November.  We have speakers and workshop presenters from all corners of the UK...


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Are you ready for the 'Are We Ready' conference on 4th September? Join Voices From Care Cymru in Llandrindod Wells.  Contact or call 029 20451431 to register by 12th August.  Please spread the word!  Click here for...


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This workshop aimed to provide a brief introduction to what we know about how social workers make decisions, followed by some practical exercises to test out and see what difference they might make. The workshop was led by Dr David Wilkins an...


On 21st June 2019 (Cardiff) and 26th June (Bangor) ExChange welcomed Natalie Roberts from Bangor University to deliver a workshop on the experiences of young homeless people living in supported accommodation.  Findings were presented from a p...

Calling care experienced young people age 11-18!  Want to learn new skills, build confidence and make new friends?  Come along to the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff from 5-9 August to take park in free workshops.

How to...


Collaboration, Creativity and Complexities: Developing networks and practices of co-production with children and young people.  The Manchester Centre for Youth Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University.  June 2019.

Though the potential...


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Why participation?

Dr. Clive Diaz introduced the webinar and set out the objectives:

  • To consider what we mean by children’s participation 

  • To feedback findings from research with children and professionals 

  • To discuss barriers and...


On Tuesday 26th March NSPCC Cymru facilitated a practitioner’s work shop around ‘Professionals breaking the silence, dealing with child disclosures of abuse’. They are launching their ‘Let children know you’re listening’ safeguarding resource...

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