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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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A SSSC careers website that provides information, advice and over 20 practitioner career stories.
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.

Three things: Domestic abuse

Examines how experiences of domestic abuse and social work intervention in cases of child protection could inform practice in Scotland.
Focuses on evidence of the indirect impact on children from living with the effect of adult to adult coercive control.
Summary of evidence which examines the interventions for older women experiencing domestic violence and abuse.

Latest from the Iriss.fm podcast

23 Sep 2019
Gig Buddies is a project that matches people with a learning disability with a volunteer who shares similar interests to engage in nightlife activities together. Michael McEwan interviews the…
17 Sep 2019
An interview with Viv Clelland, winner of the ’The untold story’ award at the Scottish Social Services Awards 2019. She is a support worker for looked after young people and families in East…
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, who tells him about the work of the organisation. …
6 Aug 2019
Michelle Drumm interviews Kathryn Lindsay, who is the Director of Children, Families and Justice / Chief Social Work Officer for Angus Council. She is also the President of Social Work Scotland.…