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Alison Petch, Director at Iriss, has authored a report commissioned by the Association of Directors of Social Work (ADSW) entitled, An evidence base for the delivery of adult services. It was commissioned to inform current debates on the future…

Glasgow is one of the cities hosting Social Media Week (#socialmediaweek), which will take place from 19-23 September 2011. The week will focus on exploring how local and regional societies, cultures and economies are becoming more integrated and…

Most of us create documents (usually in Word) and circulate them by email to colleagues for comment. This generates many versions of the document on various computers along with a chaotic trail of email correspondence. Someone then has the…

Social media is used by an increasing number of people to communicate: from rating purchases on Amazon to sharing news, views and opinion through Twitter, to sharing photographs and video on Flickr and Youtube.

We commissioned Shirley…

An adopted person trying to establish contact with birth parents or other birth relatives may find it a daunting and potentially stressful process, which requires a sensitive and caring approach. Being able to easily access clear information…

Iriss has been involved in the development of a crime and justice research collection, which contains a mixture of podcasts and videos about recent research on crime and justice related topics.

The collection has been designed to improve…

With the ever-increasing emphasis on the collection of data around social services, the sector has seen an increasing need for greater data literacy in order to effectively provide insight into key sector information for all levels of staff,…

Child sexual abuse is a not a subject that most people choose to dwell on for very long, however, the reality is that we are living in a world where such abuses can and do occur. Fortunately, there are initiatives doing good work to raise…

Making that all-important life decision on what career path to follow - whether to go straight into the workforce, or to enter further education or training - can be a daunting one for many young people, especially considering the number of…

Do you live in a remote location or attend a lot of meetings and find that copious amounts of time and energy is wasted on travel when you could be doing something more productive? If so, Skype could make your life easier and save you time.…