is our podcast presenting discussions, debate and lectures on current topics of interest in the social services.

Restorative justice, Episode 188

'Restorative Justice is a process of dialogue between two parties; in the context of criminal justice social work this will be a victim (or person harmed) and an offender (one who has caused harm).'

The Care Collective, Episode 186

Michael McEwan speaks to Ruth Gallagher (Voluntary Action East Renfrewshire), Lynn Wardle (Thrive) and Colette Walker (carer) about the Care Collective.

The Care Collective is a project in East Renfrewshire to support carers and involve them in discussions and decisions about their support. A number of organisations are working in partnership to make it happen.

Hidden disabilities: Joseph Delaney, Episode 185

Michael McEwan speaks to Joseph Delaney about growing up with a 'hidden disability'.

Joseph is on the autistic spectrum and tells us about his life experiences, and his journey to getting his music degree at university and working at Limelight Music.

Hidden disabilities: Ryan Fleming, Episode 184

Michael McEwan speaks to Ryan Fleming about growing up with a 'hidden disability'.

Ryan is on the autistic spectrum and tells us about the challenging, as well as positive experiences he has faced from childhood right through to adulthood.

He talks about how he sees the world, how he interacts in social situations, his support network and his hopes for the future.

Secure care in Scotland, Episode 183

The second of two episodes to celebrate the Festival of Residential Child Care 2017.

Hate crime: causes, motivations and effective interventions, Episode 181

Reports of hate crime in Scotland have increased and research indicates that the trauma experienced by victims of hate crime can be more enduring and harmful than non-hate related offending and that it has detrimental effects on communities as well as individuals. There is a clear role for criminal justice social work in this area in working with perpetrators.

Parents with learning disabilities, Episode 179

Learning Disability Week 2017As part of Learning Disability Week 2017, we held a roundtable discussion on the topic of parents with learning disabilities to coincide with the launch of our new Iriss Insight on the topic. The discussion highlights how best we can support families where one or both parents have learning disabilities, raises awarenes