News and events

We've published four stories that beautifully illustrate what leadership looks like from ground level - and the difference it can make to the lives of people that are supported. They provide inspiration, and identify some of the challenges that…

The Scottish Government has this week published its priorities for the coming year in Protecting Scotland's future, a programme that is broadly focused on climate change, a fair and green economy, improving outcomes through public services, and…

Join us for an evidence café on Thursday, 3 October, 1.30 - 3.45pm on the theme of the popular ESSS Outline, Newly qualified social workers, supervision and child protection. 

Over a cuppa we’ll facilitate discussion so you can:

On 25 September from 10.15am to 12.30pm, we'll host a HOW to get your message noticed workshop at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh. 

This Hands-On-Workshop (HOW) is intended for anyone working in the social services sector.…

The Evidence Search and Summary Service (ESSS) helps you find and use evidence from research, practice and experience to inform practice, service improvement and continuous learning.

This free service is now being led by our…

Are you leading on improvement learning in social services? If so, get along to a free event in Perth on 28 August where the SSSC, Iriss and the Care Inspectorate will explore how to support people’s learning so that they can best promote…

Every year we publish at least five evidence summaries on topics related to social services in Scotland. Topics for this year are being confirmed and promise to offer evidence across a mix of current topics.

To give you a flavour,…

The Shaping our Future: Relationships Matter conference was held on 31 May 2019. Kerry Musselbrook, Project Manger at Iriss, provides an overview of the day. 

Introduction

This was the fifth national annual conference aimed at newly-…

We’re excited to let you know that we’ve refreshed and updated our podcast!  

Iriss.fm is Scotland’s longest running social services podcast, which provides you with audio gold on research, projects, people and events related to social…

The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) and University of Strathclyde have produced a practical guide to service user involvement in community justice that can contribute to service innovation, help recovery and support desistance from…