News and events

Introduction

April 2020 marks two years since the new Health and Social Care Standards were introduced. Iriss invited commissioners of adult social care to join us in roundtable discussions to explore perspectives on the impact of the Health and…

Lena Dominelli, Professor of Social Work at the University of Stirling and Chair of the IASSW Disaster Intervention, Climate Change and Sustainability Committee, shares guidelines for social workers during the Covid-19 pandemic. 

Further…

We've supported the University of the West of Scotland to produce a promotional video for their MSc in Leading People-Centred Integrated Care. 

The MSc is designed to provide a progressive pathway of Masters' level study for staff working…

Iriss Insights (evidence summaries) are intended to promote debate, discussion and reflection to inform and improve future policy and practice. They concisely summarise evidence on a topic of interest to social services workforce. Insights are an…

From Tuesday 17 March 2020, and for the foreseeable future, the Iriss team will be working from home.

We are following the guidance from Scottish Government on the Coronavirus and the necessary limiting of social contact. Our office will…

We are aware that this is a very challenging and unprecedented time for those working in social services. Iriss will continue to support the workforce by providing knowledge, resources and tools for practice.

The Scottish Social Services…

Our Evidence Search and Summary Service has published two new summaries of evidence or Outlines, bringing the total in the collection to 34. 

The most recent is on the topic of adolescent to parent violence and abuse (APVA), which covers…

Over the winter, our recording practice project with East Ayrshire HSCP has been working with practitioners from different services and agencies across the partnership. 

Together we’ve moved through two cycles of test, reflect, review in…

Written by Anne Ramsay, Glasgow City Council, our most recent Iriss Insight – Social work with unaccompanied asylum seeking children in Scotland – details immigration status of children and young people, the legislative and policy framework,…

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…