News and events

In the summer we published four stories that illustrate and celebrate service user and carer involvement in social work teaching and learning.

Another three stories have been added to the series. These include: 

UWS and Who Cares?…

The Drumchapel Early Years Network is one of the best examples of professional development and networking practice in the city. As a Family Learning Officer working in the area, it has been and continues to be an invaluable source of information…

On 13 September, at the Talking Social Work event held to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968, we launched Community social work Scotland: a critical history, fifty years of Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 paper. …

Given it's our 10-year anniversary, what better time to get your views about what we do well or not so well, and understand what's changed since our survey of 2015. 

We will use the learning to discuss the way forward for Iriss -  and how…

The Iriss 'Making Co-production Happen' blog goes live today! In 2017 we put together our popular Co-production Project Planner and distributed hundreds of copies across Scotland. We have been running workshops and events to introduce…

We ran a workshop for the Edinburgh Together ASL Consortium on 28 June 2018, which aimed to give people from the service time to think about how they can embed cultures that support co-production. The ASL (Additional Support for Learning) service…

We're working with project partners, including Perth and Kinross Council and East Renfrewshire Council to build an evidence base that bridges the new health and social care standards with practice in the social service sector.

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The Social Work Services Strategic Forum is bringing the Scottish Social Services Expo to Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on 26 September 2018. The day will recognise and celebrate the work of the social services sector in Scotland and will…

Building the Future; Shaping our Social Work Identity newly qualified social workers conference was held on 31 May 2018. Here we provide a review of the day. 

Social work identity

The conference was opened by Viv Cree, Professor of…

Service user and carer (SUAC) involvement in social work education has been mandatory for 15 years now. There is a lot of learning to share with educators and practitioners working across health, social care and public services generally. The…