News and events

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…

Today we launch a three-week online course which will guide you through the process of finding evidence to improve practice.

Our Evidence Search and Summary Service (ESSS) has a unique approach to finding evidence. How do we go from…

Making evidence meaningful event introduction by Stuart Muirhead, Iriss

On 18 March, our Making Evidence Meaningful event was attended by 40 practitioners from across social services in Scotland, and explored the ways in which a wide range of…

The 'What Matters to Us' conference was held at Ayrshire College on Wednesday, 20 March. 

Iriss was delighted to be a partner in the event alongside the Scottish Social Services Council, the College Development Network, Early Years…

We're pleased to be involved in Creative Scotland's free Exploring Cross Sector Collaboration event, focusing on partnership working across the arts, social, community and justice sectors. 

Josie Vallely from Iriss will deliver a workshop…

Whether you like it or dislike it, social media is a way of communicating that's here to stay.

While there are challenging aspects of using social media in social services, the evidence suggests that it can be effective for improving …

On being 'human exhibits' at Fire Starter Festival

Josie Vallely reflects on Iriss' contribution to the launch of the Fire Starter Festival.

Myself and Ali Jones from Iriss set off on a cold January morning to celebrate the launch of…

What Matters to Us is a national conference for final year HN students destined for a career in social care and early years and for staff in these subject areas. It will be held at Ayrshire College on 20 March. 

The conference has an eye…

We're delighted to be involved in this year's Fire Starter Festival which kicks off on 28 January! Fire Starter is a series of collaborative learning events, illuminating creative, disruptive and innovative ways in which we can all transform…

We've published a collection of papers detailing the evidence into action scoping methodology developed through pilots with social work and social care teams in three health and social care partnerships in Scotland.

The papers summarise …