Barnardo’s Cymru in partnership with the Cardiff University and the Welsh Government invite you to the Gwella - Trauma Informed Practice conference.

Over the past four years the Gwella project has sought to develop an evidence-based earlier intervention model for the multi-agency workforce that work with children who have experienced childhood trauma.

Friday 20th March 2020, Liberty Stadium, Plasmarl, Swansea. SA1 2FA

This free, one day conference will be an opportunity to showcase the results of this work and also to explore the challenges and the benefits of trauma informed practice for practitioners, managers and senior leaders alike.

Chair: Julie Thomas, Head of Children’s Services, City and County of Swansea

Keynote speakers:

Dr Sophie Hallett, Cardiff University;

Jonny Matthew, Social Work Consultant and co-author of the Trauma Recovery Model;

Cath Nickling, Headteacher, Waun Wen Primary School

Bryn Morgan, Gwella


  • Using PACE and Relationship Based Play in Work with Families - Dr Vivian Norris, Consultant Clinical Psychologist
  • The Polyvagal Theory in Practice – Dr Ian Burke, Clinical Psychologist
  • Gwella, earlier intervention for children who have experienced developmental trauma – Barnardo’s trauma informed consultants

To register for your free place, click here