News and events

We're pleased to be a partner in a study to gauge how lockdown restrictions, such as social distancing and reduced personal contact, have affected the families of care home residents.

A collaborative, cross-institutional project with…

We’re delighted to see the publication of Transforming services for people using digital technology. This work, commissioned by Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA), was developed in collaboration with…

Recognition Matters is a knowledge exchange project led by six women who have shared perspectives on child welfare and protection. Two academics, Dr Ariane Critchley from Napier University and Dr Mary Mitchell from the University of Edinburgh …

Today we launch Curate and Connect, a project to bring together special collections of Iriss resources based on topics at the forefront of the Covid-19 crisis. Each collection includes insights from a member of the social services workforce about…

The month of June is a celebration of Gypsy, Roma and Traveller history. Over the past three years, Iriss has been active in this area in relation to social work's role. Our work resulted in a number of resources:

Iriss evidence summary (…

The Personal Outcomes Collaboration, of which Iriss is a member, is collecting stories from people across health and social care of how they are managing to meet outcomes for people during Covid-19.

The stories document the experiences of…

Jan Philip, Throughcare Worker (Residential Team) at Rossie Young People’s Trust in Montrose, Angus, shares a story of how the young people supported by the Trust are showing kindness and compassion to the local community during Covid-19. 

Lena Dominelli, Professor of Social Work at the University of Stirling, Chair of the IASSW Disaster Intervention, Climate Change and Sustainability Committee, and Chair of BASW’s special interest group on social work’s place in disasters (SPEDI…

Find yourself running a partnership or project which is proving challenging given that people are not able to convene in a physical space?

We're creating a course that will support you to create a practical project plan in these…

We're delighted that Sally Wassell (Independent Child Care Consultant and Trainer) worked with us to create a learning resource that explores the evolving meaning and application of attachment theory.

The concept of attachment provides a…