Welcome to ExChange Wales

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


Exchange provides free, high-quality training to support the ongoing development of social care professionals. Our events and resources enrich skills while foregrounding the lived experience of care-experienced people. Exchange is led by the CASCADE Research Centre at Cardiff University and is generously funded by the Welsh Government through Health and Care Research Wales.

CASCADE is the home of Exchange

Located within the Cardiff University School of Social Sciences, CASCADE’s aim is to improve the well-being, safety and rights of children and their families through research. We are concerned with all aspects of community responses to social need in children and families, including family support services, children in need services, child protection, looked after children and adoption.

What We Do