News and events

The Social Work Services Strategic Forum is bringing the Scottish Social Services Expo to Murrayfield Stadium in Edinburgh on 26 September 2018. The day will recognise and celebrate the work of the social services sector in Scotland and will…

Building the Future; Shaping our Social Work Identity newly qualified social workers conference was held on 31 May 2018. Here we provide a review of the day. 

Social work identity

The conference was opened by Viv Cree, Professor of…

Service user and carer (SUAC) involvement in social work education has been mandatory for 15 years now. There is a lot of learning to share with educators and practitioners working across health, social care and public services generally. The…

12 individuals, teams or organisations have been announced as this year’s winners, having triumphed over more than 100 nationwide entries from across the third sector, independent organisations, local authorities and the NHS. They include:

In early 2018, Iriss was approached by Alzheimer Scotland to support it share the learning from their Spotlight series. 

The aim of the series was to discuss five subjects identified as topics for further investigation through NHS Health…

The stories from the Iriss and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) leadership and supervision project have been published, alongside the detail on the process and approach used. 

This project worked with three organisations from…

Partnership working with service user and carers in social work education and beyond

For those who don’t know, service user and carer involvement in social work education has been mandatory for 15 years now. Students and graduates…

We're pleased to release our annual activity review for 2017/18, which summarises our work over year and the difference that we've made to social services in Scotland. 

Open the 2017/18 Iriss activity review.

We've created a series of case studies to demonstrate what community social work is and has to offer, grounded in real-life context and experience.

We're delighted to publish two of the case studies today:

Unaccompanied Asylum…

In January 2018, Iriss asked the sector to share its good practice stories with the aim of building a valuable resource that could influence, and possibly change, public perceptions and understanding of what it means to work in social services in…