News and events

This year’s free conference for final year students and newly qualified social workers will explore the themes of power, partnership and participation as part of shaping the future of social work practice. 

The event which is being held…

Our latest evidence summary, written by David Orr at Edinburgh City Council, explores the challenges posed to child protection processes in Scotland as a result of the evolving range of risks and harm which children and young people face, as well…

The What Matters to Us conference for final year HN students in Social Care and Early Years, will take place on 30 April (10am-2.30pm). 

The conference themes of human rights, human dignity and person-centred care will also include…

Social Work Scotland has published two reports, one of which was produced by Iriss, that provide related perspectives on the same picture in social work: the realities of social work leadership through and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

Want an opportunity to be part of a team creating positive change in social work and social care in Scotland? 

We're seeking a Resources Manager - someone who is flexible, organised and likes to work in teams, and who has excellent…

New guidance to support social services implement Near Me video calling has been published. Available to download from the Technology Enabled Care website, it is informed by recent piloting of Near Me in social services and provides practical…

We invite you to attend the launch of our online course that provides practical support to writing analysis in relation to social work and social care records. The event will be held on 26 March (10.30am-12pm). 

This course is the…

The theme of this year's World Social Work Day is Ubuntu: ‘I am because we are’, a concept and philosophy that aligns with the ethics of social work, and which reinforces the importance of global solidarity and co-operation as a profession.…

The full report of the Chief Scientist Office (CSO) funded research to examine the impact of Covid-19 visiting restrictions on relatives of older care home residents, has been published. 

'A year from lockdown' event will be held on 23…

On 18 March 2021, Iriss will host a one-hour session that will explore terminology, historical understanding and the relationship between social work and Gypsy/Traveller communities.

It will introduce solution-focused approaches to…