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This year, Iriss is working with the new Standards for Health and Social Care Implementation Team to help test out some of the standards in practice. We are working to build an evidence base that bridges the new standards with practice in a variety…
We were delighted to work with the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) to produce Journey through Justice, an online resource that will help children and young people understand the journey through the youth justice system, following being…
The Keeping It Real conference at Stirling University on 26 April 2017 celebrated Service User and Carer Involvement in Professional Education and the difference it makes. This was about showcasing good practice, sharing ideas and future ambitions…

Three things: Fathers

Key points Society expects and gets more from fathers today The contribution that fathers can make to the lives of children and families is substantial Mothers continue to be the focus of children…
Gary Clapton, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Edinburgh spoke to Kerry Musselbrook from Iriss about what being a good father means to him, and tells us about the Iriss Insight (…
This case study is part of This is Where it Starts, a collection of eight case studies on work with children and parents in early years. Case study five. Background The Douglas Family Support…

New on Iriss.fm

Hidden disabilities: Ryan Fleming

Iriss.fm, Episode 184
Michael McEwan speaks to Ryan Fleming about growing up with a 'hidden disability'. Ryan is on the autistic spectrum…

Secure care in Scotland

Iriss.fm, Episode 183
The second of two episodes to celebrate the Festival of Residential Child Care 2017. Debbie Nolan, Centre for Youth…

'Between a rock and a hard place'

Iriss.fm, Episode 182
The first of two episodes to celebrate the Festival of Residential Child Care 2017. In this episode Debbie Nolan and…

Hate crime: causes, motivations and effective interventions

Iriss.fm, Episode 181
Reports of hate crime in Scotland have increased and research indicates that the trauma experienced by victims of hate…