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Attend a free event on 28 August where the SSSC, Iriss and the Care Inspectorate will explore how to support people’s learning to promote improvement activity within services.
Every year we publish at least five Iriss Insights on topics related to social services in Scotland. What's the focus this year?
The Shaping our Future: Relationships Matter conference was held on 31 May 2019. Kerry Musselbrook, Project Manger at Iriss, provides an overview of the day. 

Three things: Care experience

Scottish Government initiative, bringing care-experienced young people aged 14-25 into the strategic planning of care services.
Story that illustrates how universities can work with external organisations to ensure that the voices of care experienced young people inform social work.
Explores the growing emphasis being placed on the relationships of children and young people in care.

Latest from the Iriss.fm podcast

6 Aug 2019
Michelle Drumm interviews Kathryn Lindsay. Kathryn is the Director of Children, Families and Justice / Chief Social Work Officer for Angus Council. She is also the President of Social Work Scotland…
29 Jul 2019
The newly qualified social worker conference titled, Shaping our future: relationships matter, was held on 31 May 2019 in at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow. Jackie Irvine, Chief Social…
23 Jul 2019
Michelle from Iriss interviews Lorraine Ward, a social worker who has worked with the children and families social work department in Glasgow for over 25 years and was awarded for Best Practice in…
18 Jul 2019
The Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) annual conference was held on 19 and 20 June 2019 in Stirling, with the theme 'Youth Justice Through the Ages'. Michelle from Iriss spoke to some of…