News and events

On 25 September from 10.15am to 12.30pm, we'll host a HOW to get your message noticed workshop at the Scottish Storytelling Centre in Edinburgh. 

This Hands-On-Workshop (HOW) is intended for anyone working in the social services sector.…

The 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.

This free service is now being led by our…

Are you leading on improvement learning in social services? If so, get along to a free event in Perth on 28 August where the SSSC, Iriss and the Care Inspectorate will explore how to support people’s learning so that they can best promote…

Every year we publish at least five evidence summaries on topics related to social services in Scotland. Topics for this year are being confirmed and promise to offer evidence across a mix of current topics.

To give you a flavour,…

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…