News and events

What Matters to Us is a national conference for final year HN students destined for a career in social care and early years and for staff in these subject areas. It will be held at Ayrshire College on 20 March. 

The conference has an eye…

We're delighted to be involved in this year's Fire Starter Festival which kicks off on 28 January! Fire Starter is a series of collaborative learning events, illuminating creative, disruptive and innovative ways in which we can all transform…

We've published a collection of papers detailing the evidence into action scoping methodology developed through pilots with social work and social care teams in three health and social care partnerships in Scotland.

The papers summarise …

The 2019 Scottish Social Services Awards (#SSSA19) will open in the New Year, inviting individuals, teams and organisations working across social services to enter or nominate someone worthy of an accolade.

Building on the success of…

We've had a flurry of activity in the production of Iriss Insights this winter, with two new additions to the series on quite distinct topics. 

First published was Good practice with adults in adoption, which is about adults (adopted…

This month, we're supporting Early Years Scotland to think about their wellbeing and self-care. As a lot of the staff are new and dispersed across various services, which can be isolating, they wanted to put support mechanisms in place to ensure…

We've been commissioned by Scottish Throughcare and Aftercare Forum (STAF) to support their team develop a resource that will document the work they have been doing through their Connecting Voices project. This two-year project aims to help young…

On the run up to #CoProWeekScot (19-25 November) we will run 45 minute co-production clinics on 14 November, where you can come and discuss a project idea, or think about a co-production project you are currently involved in.

Do you need…

In the summer we published four stories that illustrate and celebrate service user and carer involvement in social work teaching and learning.

Another three stories have been added to the series. These include: 

UWS and Who Cares?…

The Drumchapel Early Years Network is one of the best examples of professional development and networking practice in the city. As a Family Learning Officer working in the area, it has been and continues to be an invaluable source of information…