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National Adult Support and Protection Awareness Day 2024

 

Tuesday 20 February is National Adult Support and Protection Awareness Day. This year will have a dual focus on raising awareness of how to support adults that may be at risk, and also a focus on the emergent and growing issue of Sextortion Scams. 

Iriss is looking for partners!

Iriss is continuing its work implementing innovation and change in social work and social care, and is looking for project partners for 2024/25.

We work alongside our partners to tackle existing issues, facilitate positive change, and help services to innovate. 

If you, or your organisation, is experiencing a problem or you need some help implementing an idea, get in touch! 

To learn about some of our work with our existing partners, see here.

Our new course supporting Child Protection Planning Meetings

In partnership with Scottish Government, Iriss has designed and developed a new course supporting professionals with Child Protection Planning Meetings.

This course is designed to better help professionals understand the Child Protection Planning Meeting process. It utilizes video contributions of experienced professionals so they can impart their wisdom in their own words, and is focused on the wellbeing of the children involved. 

The Scottish Social Services Awards 2023

The Scottish Social Services Awards are an opportunity to celebrate some of the great work found across the sector. We here at Iriss were honoured to host the event with funding from the Scottish Government. 

A huge congratulations to all our winners and nominees. If you couldn't join us on the evening, the proceedings were as follows: 

 

Excellence in Children’s Services - Swiis Foster Care Scotland

Presented by Joanna MacDonald (Deputy Chief Social Work Adviser)