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Closing the Gates of Janus: The pains of parole

Once again, this guest post comes from Kris McPherson. It’s that time of year again. The parole season ‘tis upon us. As I am serving what is known in Scotland as an extended sentence, I can apply for parole every twelve … Continue reading →

Evidenced-based practice in social work

ESSS has been looking into the research around evidence-based practice (EBP) in social work. In this post, we'll be sharing some of the key issues highlighted in the literature. Generally, there is a lot of discussion around the barriers to EBP. These tend to be focused around the evidence itself, practitioners and organisations, and we've summarised some of these issues here.

East Renfrewshire

This meeting has been rescheduled to the later in July, due to an underrepresentation of stakeholders at the meeting. Please check back after time, or email ali.jones@iriss.org.uk for further information.  

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Partnership Meeting No.3

  Though this meeting was slightly underrepresented by project stakeholders, those that did attend were open and honest about the subject, which helped to gain further insight into one of the most talked about standards, compassion.  The session started with a personal mapping exercise that helped participants to understand who was in their orbit. The … Continue reading Partnership Meeting No.3

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Materials

This page will house materials used in the partnership meetings. Members of the group are free to use them, but we would appreciate it if you could reference Iriss in any use or promotion. Meeting 3 Partnership Biography template Compassion worksheet Storyboard Templates            

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Perth and Kinross

Project Partners Name: Colin Paton Organisation: Perth & Kinross Council Role: Quality Assurance and Performance Team Leader, with additional responsibility for Council Substance Use Service. I have worked with Perth & Kinross Council (PKC) since August 2010. Before coming to work for the council, I worked within the 3rd Sector managing homeless accommodation in Dundee. … Continue reading Perth and Kinross

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East Renfrewshire

Project Partners Name: JJ Turner, Gayle Smart Organisation: East Renfrewshire HSCP Role: Principal Commissioning Officers East Renfrewshire HSCP as an organisation is committed to ensuring the most vulnerable in society are treated with dignity and respect at all time whilst ensuring their safety and wellbeing. As an organisation, they have a proven track record in the … Continue reading East Renfrewshire

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Partnership Meeting No.2

The focus of this meeting mirrored that of our partnership work in Perth and Kinross, with a call for clarification of the Care Inspectorate’s role in the development of these meetings. In light of this, Jacqueline Dennis – an experienced Healthcare Improvement Advisor – agreed to be the Care Inspectorate representative for the sessions in … Continue reading Partnership Meeting No.2

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Partnership Meeting No.2

In this session, there was a strong impetus to clarify what the role of the Care Inspectorate could and should be in contributing to the learning and development of these meetings. In light of this, Henry Mathias – Strategic Lead on the Health and Social Care Standards – agreed to be the Care Inspectorate representative … Continue reading Partnership Meeting No.2

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