ExChange: Care & 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. These articles provide regular insight into our Community of Practice by providing updates on project news and highlighting recently added materials as well as highlighting resources and further readings. User contributions are welcomed and encouraged. If you would like to contribute an article detailing your own experiences or views, please get in touch with us.
We worked to develop a video from young people for young people…
Time for Change: Improving care and support for people with learning disabilities
On 12th March 2019, ExChange Wales held its first conference of the year; ‘Time for Change: Improving Care & Support for People with Learning Disabilities’, at Llancaiach Fawr Manor in Caerphilly County Borough.
All you need is love and a village?
A few weeks ago I wrote an article that set out to explain why almost thirty years after the Children Act became operational many care experienced young people still find themselves on the receiving end of a patchy ad hoc service that all too often fails to deliver.
Charting the rise of children and young people looked-after in Wales
Children and Young People ‘Looked After’? Education, Intervention and the Everyday Culture of Care in Wales uses publicly available data on children looked-after to consider
Social Media and Young People in Care: the Case for Digital Literacies and Resilience
Uh-oh is probably the most common reaction of social care professionals to the idea that a young person in care is, or wants to use, social media.
We care so why can we not deliver?
It is not much to ask, will not cost the earth, but for these children it will make a world of difference. Together we can make this happen.
The Care Experienced Conference
The conference for care experienced people of all ages will take place at Liverpool Hope University on Friday 26th April this year.
LGBT History Month – Kieran’s Story (via www.whocaresscotland.org)
Today marks the start of LGBT History Month 2019. The overall aim of LGBT History month is to promote equality and diversity for the benefit of the public.
Annual Adoption Lecture 2019: Birth family contact after adoption, Learning from the Northern Irish experience
The lecture focused on Dr MacDonalds own research in Northern Ireland…
Assessing parental capacity to change when children are on the edge of care: an overview
Assessing Parental Capacity to Change when Children are on the Edge of Care is an overview of current research evidence, bringing together some of the key research messages concerning factors which promote or inhibit parental capacity to change…