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28 Aug, 2014 by Michelle Drumm

Anne Beattie, Practitioner in Residence at IRISS, is leading a project entitled Planning in Child Protection, which will consider ways of working in a more inclusive, collaborative way with children and their families, as well as ways to work more effectively in partnership with other agencies. It will also consider whether the Signs of Safety approach to child protection has a role to play in making plans more effective. The project is supported by Social Work Scotland.

7 Aug, 2014 by Michelle Drumm

The web is now firmly established in the workplace and it is vital that the workforce knows how to use it. Social media, such as Twitter and LinkedIn, offer great opportunities for connecting, conversing, collaborating and learning from one another.

A new animation from NES (NHS Education for Scotland) and IRISS was officially launched on 24 July by Malcolm Wright, NES Chief Executive and Alison Petch, Director at IRISS.

6 Aug, 2014 by Michelle Drumm

We have published a set of cards that have been designed for those who work with or support older people. The cards have been produced as part of Plan P, an IRISS project focusing on preventing social isolation and loneliness amongst older people. 

4 Aug, 2014 by Michelle Drumm

The Commonwealth Games may be over - and what fun it was - but the singing doesn't have to stop!

We're delighted to share the news that the Social Services Choir - In Full Voice - is starting up again on Monday 11 August for ten weeks.

It is being led by Gregg Muir and Matt Regan and will be held at the Hillhead Library (6-8pm), Byers Road, Glasgow.

It costs £3 per session or £25 for ten weeks. All are welcome, regardless of singing ability or experience. A really uplifting, fun and sociable singing experience is guaranteed.

4 Jul, 2014 by Michelle Drumm

The Board of Trustees and the staff group of IRISS (Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services) are delighted to announce the appointment of Peter Macleod as the new Chair of the Board.  Peter is currently Director of Social Work in Renfrewshire and brings a wealth of experience from both a local and national level.  He was President of the Association of Directors of Social Work (now Social Work Scotland) in 2012, has been instrumental in commissioning local research on outcomes for children, and is involved in a number of national strategy groups.