Improving supervision in social work

1 Nov 2016

‘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)

Understanding, celebrating, sharing. Be part of it!

26 Oct 2016

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

3 Oct 2016

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?

28 Sep 2016

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

8 Jun 2016

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.