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Iriss is a charitable company that promotes positive outcomes for the people who use Scotland's social services.

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Attend Creative Scotland's free event, focusing on partnership working across the arts, social, community and justice sectors.
Explores what is understood by 'social media', perceived risks of using it, opportunities, relationship to workforce wellbeing and future implications for practice.
Josie Vallely reflects on Iriss' contribution to the launch of the Fire Starter Festival.

Three things: Adverse Childhood Experiences

Summarises the evidence in this challenging area of work and aims to support practitioners to reflect on their practice in this context.
Dan Hughes summarises how the brain reacts to trauma and how an understanding of this process is helpful to foster and adoptive parents and professionals.
Explores the evidence around Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), their impact on educational outcomes and what interventions may be effective.

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Freshly Squeezed

Freshly Squeezed: Ben Farrugia, Episode 238
An interview with Ben Farrugia, Director of Social Work Scotland.

Self-directed support: a radical policy?, Episode 237
Has self-directed support been the radical policy that it was set out to be? Charlotte Pearson and Nick Watson tell us…

Social Security Scotland, Episode 236
We hear about Social Security Scotland's work to date and its ambitions for the future.

People-led Policy Panel, Episode 235
Conversation with Deirdre Henderson and Denis Shovlin about the set-up, aims and ambitions of the panel.