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The Social Work Scotland Annual Conference and Exhibition is being held on 12 and 13 June at the Crieff Hydro. 
The Scottish Social Services Awards 2019 was celebrated on 5 June in Edinburgh.
We've published an Iriss Insight on the topic of social pedagogy.

Three things: Learning disability

Brings together the key research findings on supporting parents with learning disabilities to aid practitioners in considering approaches for working with this group.
Looks at the relationship between poverty and engagement with transitional support interventions for young people with disabilities.
This Outline looks at how providers of leisure activities can improve accessibility and inclusivity for people with disabilities and their carers.

New on podcast

Research governance in social care, Episode 245
Irina McLean is leading the development of a Research Governance Framework (RGF) which will meet the needs of Scotland’… logo

IASSIDD 2019 conference, Episode 244
Michael McEwan speaks to Linda Mitchell from SCLD about IASSIDD conference being held in Glasgow.
Freshly Squeezed

Freshly Squeezed: Jackie Irvine, Episode 243
An interview with Jackie Irvine, Chief Social Work Officer and Head of Safer and Stronger Communities in the City of…

Waterbaby Arts, Episode 242
Michael McEwan chats to Ruth Foster, a tutor at Waterbaby Arts and two of the dancers involved in the Dirty Feet…