News and events

Supervision is an essential component of social work and social care practice, not just for frontline staff, but at all levels in an organisation. It can provide a safe space for workers to reflect on their practice, as well as to develop skills…

In this guest article, Dorothy Neriah, a PhD student at the University of Edinburgh, details a Three-Phase Model to support organisations rethink how they practise and evaluate the recruitment of foster carers. 

Listen to her speak…

We're pleased to be contributing to an event - Raising awareness of improvement learning in Scotland’s social services - which is being held in Glasgow today. It is a partnership of the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC), the Care…

We celebrated Co-Production Week Scotland (18-22nd November) with a half-day event focused around introducing co-production as an idea and way of working, and getting people 'clued up' on the tools/methods that help work in this way. The event …

We've launched a new series of short papers on various social services approaches and procedures that give you simple definitions of what they are, why they are important, and how they can be used in practice.

Each paper features an…

What is recording practice and why is it important? 

We've recently published a short paper on the topic which explores these questions, and also provides insight from Sharon Laing, Service Manager Corporate Parenting, East Ayrshire…

The theme of this year's Co-production Week is ‘The Big Questions’ and we’re hosting a free event on 20 November (9.15am-1.15pm) in Edinburgh, to support you to understand what co-production is, and how to make it happen effectively.

At…

From 7–11th October, events and activity will be taking place across Scotland to mark Self Management Week. The ALLIANCE provides further details. 

It's a good time to remind readers about our Social Assets in Action project (2011-12) led…

Two online interactive resources, Youth and Criminal Justice in Scotland: the Young Person’s Journey and the accompanying Journey through Justice, designed by the Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) and Iriss, have been updated and…

Iriss was delighted to be a partner in the SSSC's Careers in Care website, which was launched on 16 September in Dundee.

The website provides lots of information and advice on undertaking a career in children and young people's social…