Latest from the podcast

22 Jul 2021
In this episode we speak to Andrew Morrall, Customer Engagement Manager at Disclosure Scotland, about the organisation’s safeguarding role and the different levels of disclosure used across social…
15 Jul 2021
The social services sector is growing and this means there are opportunities for people looking for a new career, whether that’s people changing jobs or people who are just starting out. So what are…
29 Jun 2021
Care Opinion is a social enterprise which gives citizens a platform to air their views and opinions on health and care services. It aims to make care services better for everyone.  Fraser Gilmore,…
16 Jun 2021
What is the historical understanding of Gypsy/Travellers and what has the relationship been between social work and Gypsy Traveller communities?  In this webinar recording, Annie Bryant, a criminal…

Iriss resources

Strengthening the role of social work
A resource that platforms the voices of Gypsy/Traveller communities on notions of identity and provides practical steps to strengthen social work practice.
Outcomes for people through the COVID-19 pandemic
A collection of stories that help make sense of what the COVID-19 crisis has meant for outcomes for people. It includes learning to inform practice, policy and recovery.
Insight 61
A summary of the evidence from policy and scrutiny activity, and recommendations for the future direction of SDS policy and practice.
Insight 60
Considers some of the challenges posed to child protection processes in Scotland as a result of the evolving range of risks and harm which children and young people face in the 21st century.
A course for supporting the writing of analysis in social care records
A course that supports the writing of analysis in social work and social care records.
This report provides a summary of the main areas covered in the Chief Social Work Officer Annual Reports.
Insight 59
Explores the relevance of attachment to our understanding of dementia and its impact on people and their family carers.
ESSS Outline
Examines how housing quality has affected people's wellbeing during the pandemic.
How managers in child welfare and protection services make decisions
Highlights the nature and context of 'blind' decision making and shows the impact of relationship, trust and communication in managers’ decision making.
Insight 58
Outlines the concept of emotional resilience and considers how the policy and practice of social work may influence the development of organisational cultures.