News and events

Over the winter, our recording practice project with East Ayrshire HSCP has been working with practitioners from different services and agencies across the partnership. 

Together we’ve moved through two cycles of test, reflect, review in…

Written by Anne Ramsay, Glasgow City Council, our most recent Iriss Insight – Social work with unaccompanied asylum seeking children in Scotland – details immigration status of children and young people, the legislative and policy framework,…

The final countdown is on to enter the Scottish Social Services Awards! 

All nominations must be made by Friday, 21 February for one of the ten categories. In recognition of the Scottish Association of Social Workers joining forces with…

On 5 February, the Independent Care Review launched the findings of its 3-year programme of work to identify and deliver lasting change in Scotland’s ‘care system. 

The lived experience of people are at the very heart of the Care Review…

Today we launch our Navigating Evidence tool at a newly qualified social worker conference in Glasgow. The event, organised by the Learning Network West, focuses on celebrating the achievements of the group involved in the first pilot of the…

To help address current vacancy levels in the sector for care workers to support adults (people aged over 18) and to complement recruitment activity in the sector, the Scottish Government has launched a recruitment campaign.

The campaign…

On Monday, 2 March we'll host a full-day event at the new Barracks venue in Stirling, which will focus on finding, producing and using evidence in social services. It'll take you on an exploration of resources, tools and ideas to support you make…

A free event to celebrate rural social work in Scotland – recognising how it's different and what it has to offer social work practice – is now open for bookings. It will be held at the Dumfries Campus, University of the West of Scotland on…

The Fire Starter Festival provides an opportunity for people from all aspects of public service to share innovative and creative ways that we are all making a difference to Scotland.

As part of the Festival 2020, Iriss will host an event…

If you are a commissioner of adult social care join us at a roundtable discussion that will explore perspectives on the impact of the Health and Social Care Standards.

April 2020 marks two years since the Standards were introduced, so it’…