News and events

We were delighted to work with the Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) to produce Journey through Justice, an online resource that will help children and young people understand the journey through the youth justice system, following…

The Keeping It Real conference at Stirling University on 26 April 2017 celebrated Service User and Carer Involvement in Professional Education and the difference it makes.

This was about showcasing good practice, sharing ideas and future…

Do you want to be able to find work-related information quickly and easily?

If so, you’ll be interested in our latest development. In partnership with Care Inspectorate and SSSC, we’re testing out a new national search service. It’s…

July 1 marks Canada Day and this year the country is celebrating its 150 anniversary; which means a big party, parade, fireworks and lots of other festive activities.

It's an apt time to reflect on the 100,000 children who were migrated…

On the 1st of June 2017, Iriss and SSSC ran a workshop in Glasgow which asked:
 
‘What does good leadership look like in Scotland’s social services?’
 
Supported by CCPS and Scottish Care, we invited managers and and…

BBC radio, iPlayer and topic-specific podcasts such as Woman’s Hour allow people access to a variety of interesting audio content, which can be listened to at a time and place that suits them. The increasing use of mobile devices also means that…

Iriss was delighted to play a part in the Social Services Awards 2017. We want to congratulate all the winners and everyone who was nominated for an award. The breadth of inspiring work taking place across the country was fantastic to witness.…

Care Home Week, led by Scottish Care, takes place in Scotland this week (12-18 June).

Throughout the week, there will be celebrations of Scotland's care homes, the individuals who live and work in them, their role in local communities…

On Friday 9 June, Scottish Government launched the new National Health and Social Care Standards: My support, my life. 

The Standards seek to provide better outcomes for everyone, to ensure that individuals are treated with respect and…

What is the value of a social services podcast?

Iriss.fm has been broadcasting for over 5 years and we've produced over 180 episodes to date. Iriss.fm is a social services podcast - audio recordings of presentations, interviews,…