News and events

In September, Iriss opened a call to participate in a project exploring where Near Me video consulting software could be most effectively and usefully applied in social services.

We would like to thank all the organisations who expressed…

Co-production Week Scotland is about bringing people together to share ideas, learning and stories about how co-production puts people and communities at the heart of the support and services they’re a part of.

Find out what events and…

The Scottish Association of Social Workers (SASW), an independent professional membership organisation for social workers and social work students in Scotland, seeks the views of social workers in Scotland on what it can do to address racism,…

Our free Evidence Search and Summary Service (ESSS) helps you find and use evidence from research, practice and experience to inform practice, service improvement and continuous learning.

Over the past few weeks we've added a number of…

We’re excited to announce that Dee Fraser, currently Deputy Director at the Coalition of Care and Support Providers (CCPS), has been appointed CEO of Iriss, with a start date of 26 November 2020. 

Dee’s expertise is in theory and practice…

It’s been over six months since we celebrated rural social work at the conference in Dumfries. In that time we have all experienced significant changes and challenges as a result of Covid-19.

We would like to build on the relationships,…

This year's Care Experienced Week will focus on connection with the care experienced community, as well as celebrating them, as this is particularly needed in the current lockdown climate.  

The Love Rally (in digital form) will kick off…

On 25 November, BASW will host a seminar that will bring together practitioners, policy leads and academics with UK and international experience of responding to Covid-19.

The seminar will provide an opportunity to reflect on the diverse…

National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2020 takes place from 10-17 October 2020. It aims to bring people together to stand in solidarity with those affected by hate crime and support those who need ongoing support. 

We recently commissioned …

Launched this week, the Secure Care Pathway and Standards Scotland seeks to ensure support is provided before, during and after a stay in secure care and that the rights of children and young people, often facing extreme vulnerabilities and risks…