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Four stories that beautifully illustrate what leadership looks like from ground level - and the difference it can make to people's lives.
Priorities of the Scottish Government for 2019-20 and our work to support them.
Attend our evidence café on 3 October in Glasgow on the theme of NQ social workers, supervision and child protection.

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

20 Aug 2019
People First is an organisation run by and for people with learning disabilities. Michael McEwan speaks to Rosie Smith, one of the members. Transcript of episode Music Credit: Make your dream a…
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…