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Iriss Insights are evidence summaries on social services related topics that draw out implications for practice and policy, and are intended to support debate, discussion and reflection.

If you have a good idea for a topic, are sitting on…

We've published a summary of an initial scoping review addressing how practice is recorded within social work in Scotland. It also considers how care experienced adults access and understand records written about them.

As part of this…

Josie Vallely, Project Manager at Iriss reflects on Creative Scotland's event held in March - Exploring cross sector collaboration - which focused on partnership working across the arts, social, community and justice sectors.

After an…

The shortlist for the 2019 Scottish Social Services Awards has been announced, revealing the 29 finalists from a record 157 entries received nationwide.

It includes a diverse mix of social services from third sector, independent and…

Today we launch a three-week online course which will guide you through the process of finding evidence to improve practice.

Our Evidence Search and Summary Service (ESSS) has a unique approach to finding evidence. How do we go from…

Making evidence meaningful event introduction by Stuart Muirhead, Iriss

On 18 March, our Making Evidence Meaningful event was attended by 40 practitioners from across social services in Scotland, and explored the ways in which a wide range of…

The 'What Matters to Us' conference was held at Ayrshire College on Wednesday, 20 March. 

Iriss was delighted to be a partner in the event alongside the Scottish Social Services Council, the College Development Network, Early Years…

We're pleased to be involved in Creative Scotland's free Exploring Cross Sector Collaboration event, focusing on partnership working across the arts, social, community and justice sectors. 

Josie Vallely from Iriss will deliver a workshop…

Whether you like it or dislike it, social media is a way of communicating that's here to stay.

While there are challenging aspects of using social media in social services, the evidence suggests that it can be effective for improving …

On being 'human exhibits' at Fire Starter Festival

Josie Vallely reflects on Iriss' contribution to the launch of the Fire Starter Festival.

Myself and Ali Jones from Iriss set off on a cold January morning to celebrate the launch of…