News and events

Established in 2008, Gypsy Roma and Traveller History Month, provides an opportunity to raise awareness of the recognised minority ethnic communities and celebrate their contribution to society. 

With the Gypsy/Traveller community, we've …

A free peer support service has been launched for social workers across Scotland, as practitioners across the country continue to feel the immense strain of working during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Social Work Professional Support…

"The Covid-19 pandemic has seen many health and social care services become overwhelmed, particularly social workers who have seen a change to risk management and working practices, and an increase in referrals as the crises continues. Social…

Would you like to promote debate, discussion and reflection to inform practice and policy?

We're seeking ideas for our Iriss Insights series. Insights concisely summarise evidence on a topic of interest to the social work or social care…

This year’s free conference for final year students and newly qualified social workers will explore the themes of power, partnership and participation as part of shaping the future of social work practice. 

The event which is being held…

Our latest evidence summary, written by David Orr at Edinburgh City Council, explores the challenges posed to child protection processes in Scotland as a result of the evolving range of risks and harm which children and young people face, as well…

The What Matters to Us conference for final year HN students in Social Care and Early Years, will take place on 30 April (10am-2.30pm). 

The conference themes of human rights, human dignity and person-centred care will also include…

Social Work Scotland has published two reports, one of which was produced by Iriss, that provide related perspectives on the same picture in social work: the realities of social work leadership through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Want an opportunity to be part of a team creating positive change in social work and social care in Scotland? 

We're seeking a Resources Manager - someone who is flexible, organised and likes to work in teams, and who has excellent…

New guidance to support social services implement Near Me video calling has been published. Available to download from the Technology Enabled Care website, it is informed by recent piloting of Near Me in social services and provides practical…