News and events

 

The Social Work Scotland Annual Conference and Exhibition is being held on 12 and 13 June at the Crieff Hydro. 

The theme for 2019 - Rights, relationships and recognition - will aim to profile how the core values of social work…

The fantastic achievements of those working in social services was celebrated on 5 June at an awards ceremony in Edinburgh. The awards recognise the hard work, creativity and dedication of the people and organisations that support and…

We've published an Iriss Insight on the topic of social pedagogy and it's relevance for Scottish social welfare.
 

Written by Mark Smith (University of Dundee) and Sebastian Monteaux (Abertay University and NHS Tayside), it explores…

Andy Archer facilitating HOW workshop

We're running two of our very well received and regarded 'How to communicate with impact' workshops in June.

Both will be held at our offices in Glasgow. 

4 June - HOW to communicate with…

Fancy joining our small, creative team at Iriss? 

We're currently seeking an Information Specialist - a researcher, librarian or information professional - to join our Evidence Search and Summary Service, and a Project Manager (Innovation…

This year, we launch a project titled 'Navigating evidence' which aims to equip newly qualified practitioners with the skills and confidence to access evidence relevant for practice, improvement and learning. As part of this, we will create a…

Iriss Insights are evidence summaries on social services related topics that draw out implications for practice and policy, and are intended to support debate, discussion and reflection.

If you have a good idea for a topic, are sitting on…

We've published a summary of an initial scoping review addressing how practice is recorded within social work in Scotland. It also considers how care experienced adults access and understand records written about them.

As part of this…

Josie Vallely, Project Manager at Iriss reflects on Creative Scotland's event held in March - Exploring cross sector collaboration - which focused on partnership working across the arts, social, community and justice sectors.

After an…

The shortlist for the 2019 Scottish Social Services Awards has been announced, revealing the 29 finalists from a record 157 entries received nationwide.

It includes a diverse mix of social services from third sector, independent and…