News and events

We're pleased to release our annual activity review for 2017/18, which summarises our work over year and the difference that we've made to social services in Scotland. 

Open the 2017/18 Iriss activity review.

We've created a series of case studies to demonstrate what community social work is and has to offer, grounded in real-life context and experience.

We're delighted to publish two of the case studies today:

Unaccompanied Asylum…

In January 2018, Iriss asked the sector to share its good practice stories with the aim of building a valuable resource that could influence, and possibly change, public perceptions and understanding of what it means to work in social services in…

The shortlist for the 2018 Scottish Social Services Awards is now available.

The awards attracted over 100 applications nationwide representing a diverse mix of social services that have made a positive difference to people’s lives.…

On 7 March, 2018, around 50 delegates joined Iriss for a day of discussion and talks. The theme of the day was to explore how co-production can equip social services with the cultural competency they need when working with Gypsy Traveller and…

We're celebrating our 10th birthday. While it's hard to believe that 10 years have passed since the charity was established, there's been lots of development and change over those years, not only for Iriss, but also for the sector. We like to…

This event convened leaders from major practitioner, policy and professional bodies with an interest in the adoption and use of high-quality evidence across their organisations and sectors. The day was a partnership of the Alliance for Useful…

At this year's Fire Starter Festival, Iriss teamed up with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) to deliver an 'Igniting Ideas' workshop, which was focused on how co-production and systems thinking could help get ideas off the ground. It…

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…

In March (15-18th), Iriss will host A Portrait of Care, a four-day interactive public exhibition that will showcase stories and reflections of the frontline social services workforce.

Coinciding with World Social Work Day, the exhibition …

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