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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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We’ve refreshed and updated Scotland's social services podcast - audio gold on research, projects, people and events related to social work and social care.
A practical guide that can contribute to service innovation, help recovery and support desistance from offending. 
The Scottish Government has published a new Restorative Justice Action Plan, which sets out its vision for high-quality restorative justice services.

Three things: Community social work

A critical history of community social work, fifty years after the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968.
An initiative to encourage Roma and non-Roma families to claim clothing grants and free school meals.
Scottish Government initiative, bringing care-experienced young people aged 14-25 into the strategic planning of care services.

Latest from the Iriss.fm podcast

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…
8 Jul 2019
Michelle Drumm interviews Calum Glasgow. Calum is currently studying social work at University of Strathclyde and received an award for Student Social Worker of the Year at the SASW Social Work…
24 Jun 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.  Iona Colvin, Chief Social Work…
7 Jun 2019
Irina McLean, Project Leader with NHS Research Scotland Management Team, is currently leading the development of a Research Governance Framework (RGF) which will meet the needs of Scotland’s Social…