News and events

The Shaping our Future: Relationships Matter conference was held on 31 May 2019. Kerry Musselbrook, Project Manger at Iriss, provides an overview of the day. 

Introduction

This was the fifth national annual conference aimed at newly-…

We’re excited to let you know that we’ve refreshed and updated our podcast!  

Iriss.fm is Scotland’s longest running social services podcast, which provides you with audio gold on research, projects, people and events related to social…

The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) and University of Strathclyde have produced a practical guide to service user involvement in community justice that can contribute to service innovation, help recovery and support desistance from…

The Scottish Government has published a new Restorative Justice Action Plan, which sets out its vision for high-quality restorative justice services, and the steps required to meet the aim of widely available provision across Scotland by 2023.…

Josie Vallely, Project Manager at Iriss, provides her reflections on two Fringe by Design events – the International Design in Government Conference and the associated Design with All event, led by the ALLIANCE.

I prepared for this week…

It's Refugee Week (17-23 June) and the theme is 'Different pasts, shared future'. On 20 June, Refugee Festival Scotland will launch to celebrate the contribution refugee communities make to life in Scotland – the food and drink, music and…

 

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…

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…

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…