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Report on the Iriss and SSSC workshop, Igniting Ideas, focused on how co-production and systems thinking can help get ideas off the ground.
Do you have an idea for an Iriss Insight (evidence summary)? Insights promote debate, discussion and reflection to inform and improve future policy and practice.
In March (15-18th), Iriss will host A Portrait of Care, a four-day interactive public exhibition that will showcase stories and reflections of the frontline social services workforce.

Three things: Young people leaving care

What can this tool be used for? To support practitioners, individually and in groups, reflect on their views and values when continuing to care for young people who are leaving care (Children and…
Key points Before they come into care, children and young people's relationships are often fractured, chaotic, frightening, violent and abusive Being in care provides opportunities for children and…
Key points Children in care and care leavers are at increased risk of hurting themselves as a result of adverse backgrounds and continuing stress. Self-harm helps manage distress whereas suicide…

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Paisley Disability Resource Centre:2, Episode 195
Information on the web design and movie making activities of the centre, with contribution from those who participate.

Paisley Disability Resource Centre:1, Episode 194
Information on the arts activities at the centre with stories from people who take part in painting, photography and…

Conversation with Evan Rae, a support worker, Episode 193
Michael McEwan speaks to Evan Rae about his experiences as a support worker with Sense Scotland.

Conversations with the Dundee Early Intervention Team, extended, Episode 192
The Dundee Early Intervention Team provides early intervention support to families. In this extended conversation,…