Events

A watershed for social work in Scotland?

When
30 Nov 2016
Where
The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU

Audit Scotland recently concluded that social work in Scotland is at a ‘watershed’, with fundamental decisions needing to be taken on how services are provided in the future. They stressed that the public and people who access the range of social work services provided across Scotland must be more involved in shaping future provision, with a debate required 'on the level, the nature and affordability of services.'
 

Your knowledge and improvement toolbox for transformational change

When
21 Nov 2016
Where
Atlantic Quay, 150 Broomielaw, Glasgow G2 8LU

A Scottish Government led engagement event that will support the workforce to meet the challenge of translating knowledge into practice. It will introduce a range of knowledge and improvement tools and techniques to help in delivering transformational change in the workplace.

Participants will leave the event with a set of tools, services and support options to help you to use knowledge and deliver improvement in frontline practice and service delivery.

Who should attend?

SEEDS Workshop

Graphic facilitation at workshop
When
1 Nov 2016
Where
Grand Central Hotel, 99 Gordon St, Glasgow G1 3SF

Come along to the first workshop of our new SEEDS group. SEEDS is a refresh of the Iriss champion network which we set up in 2010.

One of the most vital aspects of the champion network was the dialogue, networking, advice, insights and inspiration it generated. Our champions have been a great sounding board, helping to guide our direction and spark project ideas.

Storytelling to improve public understanding

When
27 Oct 2016
Where
Scottish Youth Theatre, Glasgow

We are inviting social workers to attend a free workshop which will use storytelling to help you find, shape and share your voice. This workshop will be delivered by the Village Storytelling Centre, a brilliant organisation who specialise in using storytelling to bring people together and to provide a space for creativity and relaxation.

Improving supervision in social work

When
1 Nov 2016
Where
Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA

‘Effective Supervision is the cornerstone of safe social work practice. There is no substitute for it’

Lord Laming in his Inquiry report into the death of Victoria Climbié (2003)

How do you find real lack and real passion?

When
24 Oct 2016
Where
University of Strathclyde,The Technology and Innovation Centre, 99 George Street, Glasgow

We invite you to a Masterclass-style workshop, where Dr Robert French will explore how to negotiate a way through the complexities of our managed world, in order to do some of the worthwhile things we feel passionate about.

Understanding, celebrating, sharing. Be part of it!

When
26 Oct 2016
Where
Dovecot Studios Ltd - 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT

Iriss is working to raise the profile of the social services workforce by sharing practitioner experiences of working in care and support. We know that often, research about the social services workforce fails to reach those who work most closely with those supported by services, so we need your help to make sure that your voice is heard.

Learn about co-design tools

When
3 Oct 2016
Where
Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling

We would like to invite you to a free event on Monday, 3rd October to learn about co-design, and tools that can support it. We’ve run two recent co-design projects - one with older people and practitioners who worked together to improve the pathway from hospital to home; and the other with people who access (or may in the future access) self-directed support (SDS), and practitioners from the Pilotlight project.

Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 - How will this affect your way of working?

When
28 Sep 2016
Where
Trades Hall Of Glasgow, 85 Glassford Street G1 1UH

The Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 9 March 2016 and will commence on 1 April 2018.  Carers, key stakeholders and national organisations are now contributing their knowledge and experience to help shape the Act’s implementation, as they did the Act’s content, and we want to hear the views of front line practitioners who are working to support carers and the people they care for in shaping implementation of the Act.
 

GIRFEC – how implementation of the Children and Young People (Scotland) 2014 Act will affect your way of working

When
8 Jun 2016
Where
The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU

An event that will provide an opportunity to find out more about the implementation of the GIRFEC duties in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014, due to commence on 31 August 2016, and what this means for practitioners and impact on current practice.

The event will include information on Wellbeing, the Named Person and the Child’s Plan along with relevant practice materials.