News and events

The Festival of Residential Child Care is a week-long programme of events, celebrating and supporting the work of residential child care across the whole of the UK. 

We were delighted to support Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ…

It's Learning Disability Week 2017! We're looking forward to attending the Learning Disability Awards tonight at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, to celebrate, on a national level, the rarely heard stories and achievements of people with…

Iriss Activity Review 2016/17, which includes a summary of our year's work and the difference we've made to social services in Scotland. 

Open the 2016/17 Iriss activity review

Booking is now open for the Scottish Social Services Expo 2017 which will provide an exciting opportunity to learn about current innovation and best practice in Scotland’s social services.

Taking place at Crieff Hydro hotel, the Expo will…

On November 1st, 2016 we hosted our first workshop of the SEEDS group. Standing for sharing experiences, evidence, discoveries and successes - we met at the historic Grand Central Hotel to do just that. SEEDS builds on the work of the Iriss…

The Scottish Social Services Awards shortlist is now available, announcing the 31 successful entrants making it to the final out of 155 entries nationwide.

It includes a mix of individuals, teams and organisations working in social…

We've published a short summary of The View from Here project 2016/17.

The project involved promoting a deeper understanding of the impact of care and support and the contribution of the frontline workforce, and sharing frontline…

Friday 24 March saw the launch of Iriss Insight 35 - Gypsy Travellers: Human rights and social work's role - at an event to start conversations to bring about lasting change. The event was a partnership of members of the Gypsy Traveller community…

Pilotlight was a five year programme funded by the Scottish Government as part of the implementation of self-directed support. 

Pilotlight co-designed seven pathways to self-directed support focusing on mental health, risk, self-…

We're delighted to welcome Karen Reid, Chief Executive at the Care Inspectorate; and Elaine Torrance, President of Social Work Scotland onto the Iriss Board.

Karen is one of Scotland’s foremost leaders in public sector scrutiny. She has…