News and events

From Tuesday 17 March 2020, and for the foreseeable future, the Iriss team will be working from home.

We are following the guidance from Scottish Government on the Coronavirus and the necessary limiting of social contact. Our office will…

We are aware that this is a very challenging and unprecedented time for those working in social services. Iriss will continue to support the workforce by providing knowledge, resources and tools for practice.

The Scottish Social Services…

Our Evidence Search and Summary Service has published two new summaries of evidence or Outlines, bringing the total in the collection to 34. 

The most recent is on the topic of adolescent to parent violence and abuse (APVA), which covers…

Over the winter, our recording practice project with East Ayrshire HSCP has been working with practitioners from different services and agencies across the partnership. 

Together we’ve moved through two cycles of test, reflect, review in…

Written by Anne Ramsay, Glasgow City Council, our most recent Iriss Insight – Social work with unaccompanied asylum seeking children in Scotland – details immigration status of children and young people, the legislative and policy framework,…

The final countdown is on to enter the Scottish Social Services Awards! 

All nominations must be made by Friday, 21 February for one of the ten categories. In recognition of the Scottish Association of Social Workers joining forces with…

On 5 February, the Independent Care Review launched the findings of its 3-year programme of work to identify and deliver lasting change in Scotland’s ‘care system. 

The lived experience of people are at the very heart of the Care Review…

Today we launch our Navigating Evidence tool at a newly qualified social worker conference in Glasgow. The event, organised by the Learning Network West, focuses on celebrating the achievements of the group involved in the first pilot of the…

To help address current vacancy levels in the sector for care workers to support adults (people aged over 18) and to complement recruitment activity in the sector, the Scottish Government has launched a recruitment campaign.

The campaign…

On Monday, 2 March we'll host a full-day event at the new Barracks venue in Stirling, which will focus on finding, producing and using evidence in social services. It'll take you on an exploration of resources, tools and ideas to support you make…