Exchange Wales’ past events contain an archive of our conferences, workshops, lectures and seminars for our free, high-quality training to support the ongoing development of social care professionals across Wales. View our upcoming events and resources which share expertise, research evidence and care experiences for practitioners and service users.

  • a person-centred planning and outcomes recording app is in its final phase of development involving pilots across a range of services in Wales and has won a National Welsh Government SBRI challenge called Better Lives Closer to Home. It has been piloted in learning disability, children’s services and work support. The App supports any individual receiving targeted support to take much… Read More

  • Motivational interviewing for working with children and families: a conversation

    Motivational Interviewing (MI) is now widely used in services for children, playing a key part in innovations such as Family Drug and Alcohol Courts, the Family Safeguarding model and Intensive Family Support Teams. In this webinar, Steve Rollnick (co-creator of Motivational Interviewing) is in conversation with Donald Forrester, David Wilkins and Charlie Whittaker about their… Read More

  • Health inequalities and dementia care: what matters to people living with dementia and their families?

    Little is known about the dementia experiences and additional challenges faced by communities with multiple identities linked to ethnic background, sexuality and disability. In this session you will be hearing about a project that aimed to address this significant gap in engaging and understanding the needs of diverse communities (Bengali, Greek, Somali, Welsh speaking, LGBT,… Read More

  • 10, 000 voices: Looked after children and young people’s views on their well-being

    The Bright Spots Programme began in 2013 with the aim of understanding children and young people’s experience of care.  The Programme uses four online surveys of well-being to capture the views of looked after children (age 4-7 years and 8-10 years), young people (11-18 years), and care leavers (18-25 years).  In this presentation survey data from 10,000… Read More

  • BASW Cymru wellbeing workshop: Implementing the BASW ‘Social Worker Wellbeing and Working Conditions Good Practice Toolkit’

    In this workshop we will explore what wellbeing means to social workers, looking at the differences between hedonistic and eudaimonic wellbeing and what that means to you in practice. We will use the BASW ‘Social Worker Wellbeing and Working Conditions Good Practice Toolkit’ as a framework to help you be more informed and empowered to look… Read More

  • Well-being outcomes – from metrics to meaning

    An outcomes approach to practice has been promoted for many years, as have attempts to meaningfully record them. A strong emphasis on rehabilitation focused change outcomes has sometimes resulted in practitioner led outcomes rather than personal outcomes. It has also led to the neglect of other important well-being outcomes, particularly amongst older people with high… Read More

  • Anti-racism in social work

    In this webinar, the first in our #blacklivesmatter series, Wayne will reflect on the #blacklivesmatter movement and the meaning of anti-racism – the belief that all races and ethnic groups are equal and deserving of the same opportunities…

  • International Parent Advocacy Network

    In addition to featured speakers, we will present a voice recording of the experiences of a number of the parent representatives on the steering group, their views on their experiences of children’s social care, and what has been most significant in their journey…

  • 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…

  • 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…