News and events

The final countdown is on to enter the Scottish Social Services Awards! 

All nominations must be made by Friday, 21 February for one of the ten categories. In recognition of the Scottish Association of Social Workers joining forces with…

On 5 February, the Independent Care Review launched the findings of its 3-year programme of work to identify and deliver lasting change in Scotland’s ‘care system. 

The lived experience of people are at the very heart of the Care Review…

Today we launch our Navigating Evidence tool at a newly qualified social worker conference in Glasgow. The event, organised by the Learning Network West, focuses on celebrating the achievements of the group involved in the first pilot of the…

To help address current vacancy levels in the sector for care workers to support adults (people aged over 18) and to complement recruitment activity in the sector, the Scottish Government has launched a recruitment campaign.

The campaign…

On Monday, 2 March we'll host a full-day event at the new Barracks venue in Stirling, which will focus on finding, producing and using evidence in social services. It'll take you on an exploration of resources, tools and ideas to support you make…

A free event to celebrate rural social work in Scotland – recognising how it's different and what it has to offer social work practice – is now open for bookings. It will be held at the Dumfries Campus, University of the West of Scotland on…

The Fire Starter Festival provides an opportunity for people from all aspects of public service to share innovative and creative ways that we are all making a difference to Scotland.

As part of the Festival 2020, Iriss will host an event…

If you are a commissioner of adult social care join us at a roundtable discussion that will explore perspectives on the impact of the Health and Social Care Standards.

April 2020 marks two years since the Standards were introduced, so it’…

The 2020 Scottish Social Services Awards open for nominations on Monday, 13 January 2020.

This year the awards are merging with the Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW) awards. The new partnership will see categories introduced…

The 11 March 2020 will be an opportunity to celebrate rural social work in Scotland, recognising how it's different and what it has to offer social work practice.

Iriss, in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Council, Scottish…