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

  • International Parent Advocacy Network

    Part 1 Building a Parent-led Movement to Transform Child Welfare: The History and the Future (Lessons from New York) David Tobis, Ph.D., child welfare activist and author of From Pariahs to Partners Sabra Jackson, Parent advocate, activist and Parent Engagement Specialist at the Administration for Children’s Services who oversees the Parent Advisory Council David Tobis will speak… Read More

  • Black and Minority Ethnic carers

    There is a dearth of research with Black and Minority Ethnic carers.  Little is known about the experiences of this group, and their access to and take up of formal and informal support. This PhD study aimed to bridge this gap by interviewing Black and Minority Ethnic carers, in Wales and England.  Through qualitative in-depth interviews,… Read More

  • Working in partnership with families through participative meetings

    There are several models for involving family members in decision making where there are concerns about a child, rather than key decisions being made in a professionally-led case conference. These models include family group conferences, the model most widely used in the UK. This webinar includes an overview of international research evidence about shared-decision-making family… Read More

  • The NSPCC Reunification Practice Framework: an evidence-informed framework to make safe permanence decisions for children in care.

    The session offers an overview of the Reunification Practice Framework, a comprehensive framework that brings together research insights, practical guidance and tools to support practitioners to gather robust evidence and make structured professional judgements around safe permanency decisions.  The Framework represents an opportunity to address research findings, that many children who return home from care… Read More

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