News and events

A new national wellbeing hub has been launched to enable staff, carers, volunteers and their families to access relevant support when they need it. It will provide a range of self-care and wellbeing resources designed to aid resilience as the…

The new addition to our Insights series explores policy, research and practice issues about spoken language interpreting in social work, focusing on people who speak limited English.

There is a host of literature and specialist…

Sorana Goga

Andreea Bocioaga, Information Specialist at Iriss has a conversation with Sorana Goga, Community Development Worker at Govanhill Housing Association. Sorana is also an interpreter who supports Roma people where language can be a…

More than 22,000 students and returning health and social care workers have come forward to support the NHS in its response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The figure includes nearly 7,000 students in nursing and midwifery,…

This project was established in response to a request from East Ayrshire Social Work to work with Iriss to explore case recording practice and how records can be more inclusive and accessible. In part, this request was informed by the…

Background

Iriss held the Spring into Evidence event on March 2nd 2020 at The Barracks Conference Centre in Stirling. The aim for the day was to raise awareness about support and information available for social services workers to find and use…

Eoin Hurley and Chloe Marr, two Masters' students in social work at Edinburgh Napier University, tell us how the Coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak has affected their social work education and the strategies they're using to cope. 

Reflections…

The Coronavirus (Scotland) Act received Royal Assent on 6 April 2020, bringing wide-ranging provisions across a broad range of policy areas, with several implications for children in conflict with the law.

The Centre for Youth &…

Ariane Critchley, Lecturer in Social Work at the School of Health and Social Care (Edinburgh Napier University), offers initial reflections on how social work education has had to adapt and where she has drawn support. 

Ariane Critchley,…

The International Association of Schools of Social Work is co-ordinating a project to share stories of social work's contribution in the Coronavirus pandemic. 

It will support everyone wishing to share their valuable experiences and…