ExChange Wales brings leading researchers together with practitioners and service users to share expertise, research evidence and care experiences.

Through our conferences, workshops, lectures and seminars, ExChange provides free, high-quality training to support the ongoing development of social care professionals across Wales. Attracting leading national speakers, together we learn and advise on research, impacting both policy and practice. Our events and resources enrich skills while foregrounding the lived experience of care-experienced people.

We have a range of ways that you can work with ExChange. If you wish to host an ExChange workshop, webinar, podcast or blog, simply contact us.

Upcoming events

  • ExChange Wales Annual Adoption Lecture

    UK innovations in adoption support and their impact This lecture will explore the UK policy and research context for and recent innovations in adoption support with potential relevance to both adopted and other care experienced children & their parents and carers, including the learning from COVID. It will also identify the ongoing challenges for support,… Read More

  • Autumn Conference Series: Transitions for Young People

    We are very excited to announce our autumn conference series on ‘Transitions for Young People’, to include webinars, videos, podcasts, blogs and more. Webinars Recordings Podcast: Transition to University – Challenges for care experienced young people Dr Hannah Bayfield and Lorna Stabler, Cardiff University. Listen to the podcast Video: Understanding the Support Needs of Children… Read More

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    There are a few ways you can prepare for an ExChange Wales event. Research the venue and consider…