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.

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It takes a Village: Global perspectives about care-experienced parents

It takes a Village: Global perspectives about care-experienced parents

Welcome to our truly international ExChange Wales spring conference series 2023!  It takes a village: Global perspectives on care-experienced parents is being delivered in partnership with the International Research Network on Transitions to…

The Cardiff Christmas Dinner

The Cardiff Christmas Dinner

Christmas can be a particularly tricky time of conflicting emotions for young people who have grown up in care. Our work across CASCADE has highlighted over many years some of…

New evidence on the education and health outcomes of children with social workers: What does it mean for policy and practice?

New evidence on the education and health outcomes of children with social workers: What does it mean for policy and practice?

Webinar 14th December 2022, 13:00-14:00 Presenter: Dr Sara Long, DECIPHer Centre, Cardiff University New evidence on the education and health outcomes of children with social workers: What does it mean…

The young carer spectrum: Investigating the larger population to better understand and support those with problematic caring roles.

The young carer spectrum: Investigating the larger population to better understand and support those with problematic caring roles.

Presented by: Ed Janes (Cardiff University) Thirty years of research has studied the experiences of young carers, children who care for family members due to an illness or disability, and…

New evidence on the education and health outcomes of children with social workers: What does it mean for policy and practice?

New evidence on the education and health outcomes of children with social workers: What does it mean for policy and practice?

Webinar 14th December 2022, 13:00-14:00 Presenter: Dr Sara Long, DECIPHer Centre, Cardiff University At Cardiff and Swansea University we researched over 30,000 children in Wales to understand what happens over…

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Inclusive leadership

Inclusive leadership

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Introduction to gender budgeting

Introduction to gender budgeting

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The gendered impacts of the cost of living crisis

The gendered impacts of the cost of living crisis

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The State of the Nation 2023

The State of the Nation 2023

Please note: This event is being hosted externally and not through Exchange Wales. Family & Community external events listings are posted to inform the wider community about external events including…