News and events

The Fire Starter Festival provides an opportunity for people from all aspects of public service to share innovative and creative ways that we are all making a difference to Scotland.

As part of the Festival 2020, Iriss will host an event…

If you are a commissioner of adult social care join us at a roundtable discussion that will explore perspectives on the impact of the Health and Social Care Standards.

April 2020 marks two years since the Standards were introduced, so it’…

The 2020 Scottish Social Services Awards open for nominations on Monday, 13 January 2020.

This year the awards are merging with the Scottish Association of Social Work (SASW) awards. The new partnership will see categories introduced…

The 11 March 2020 will be an opportunity to celebrate rural social work in Scotland, recognising how it's different and what it has to offer social work practice.

Iriss, in partnership with Dumfries and Galloway Council, Scottish…

Following scoping activity in 2018, we're very pleased to be working with East Ayrshire HSCP again in 2019/20 to explore recording practice from a cross-service perspective.  

Through a series of three workshops, practitioners from across…

Our Evidence Search and Summary Service has produced two new summaries of evidence or Outlines:

Safe and Together approach

This evidence summary explores what the impact of the Safe and Together model is and what changes can it bring…

Hate crime can have a devastating impact on individuals, families, communities and the very fabric of society. However, there is a remarkable dearth of research on the most effective ways to work with people who have committed this type of…

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…