This course improves the writing of analysis in social work and social care records.
It has grown out of the recording practice project that Iriss led over the last two years, which focussed on supporting social services practitioners to develop their skills and explore ideas for improving their case recording.
In 2019, Iriss partnered with East Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership to look at the current strengths and challenges that social workers faced in how they recorded their practice. This practice-based research led to a new partnership with Scottish Borders Council social work teams, which focused specifically on analysis in recording. A series of workshops explored practitioners' relationship with analysis and how they could be supported to improve written analysis and feel more confident. This course draws on the insights generated from the Iriss project and findings from the WiSP project, a research project exploring professional social work writing.