News and events

On 14 November 2017, an informal discussion was held at Serenity Cafe in Edinburgh around listening to and learning from parents in child protection. Stuart Muirhead from Iriss offers his reflections on the discussion, which was chaired by Maggie…

Kerry Musselbrook from Iriss shares her thoughts on the Our Shared Ambition event which was held in September 2017.

Introduction Our shared ambition for the future of social care support in Scotland

In July 2016, 'Our Shared Ambition for…

Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS), a part of the Knowledge Network, provides access to thousands of online full-text articles and e-books, as well as research databases, evidence summaries and more. NHS Education for Scotland spent £2.8m…

Who’s in the room? Addressing power imbalance through co-production

As part of celebrating Co-production Week 2017, Josie Vallely (Project Manger at Iriss) reflects on the potential of co-production to distribute power.

Over the past few…

Research commissioned by the Social Work Services Strategic Forum on 'What the public think about Scottish social services and why', has been published. The research was authored by Dr Trish McCulloch (University of Dundee), Professor Stephen…

The Scottish Social Services Awards 2018 are now officially open.

People working in social services across Scotland are being encouraged to start planning their entries now by checking out the 2017 winners’ films and entries.

The…

As valued stakeholders of Iriss, we would really appreciate your insight and advice as we plan our work for 2018/19.

To help ensure our work plan responds to the needs and priorities of the workforce, we want to know more about your…

We're really pleased to be supporting The International Foundation for Integrated Care's (IFIC) second series of free webinars on people-centred integrated care in practice. The series will focus on active and healthy ageing and preventing and…

This is a summary of what we know so far about the reach and impact of the Outcomes & CO tool based on information gathered between 8th May and 2nd October 2017. The summary provides:

    Overview of the tool     Figures - how many,…

Need support to find and use evidence to inform practice? 

Today, we launch ESSS, our free evidence search and summary service. ESSS will help you find and use evidence from research, practice and experience to inform service improvement…