Reports

Reports, project outcomes, articles and other documents.

Changing how we work

A case study in East Lothian

Changing how we work

Iriss worked with East Lothian Council for nine months between October 2012 and July 2013 to help facilitate their Getting it Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) and Child Protection Quality Improvement Sub-group (hereafter known as 'the group'). This was a multi-agency group, consisting of representatives from Children's Wellbeing Social Work, Child Protection, Education, Health, the third sector (specifically Children 1st) and the Police.

Embedding ideas

An animated guide

Fields of barley
Embedding ideas is an animated guide to frameworks, tools and practical examples that will help you grow your own ideas.

Imagining the Future: Workforce

The future social services workforce in Scotland 2025

Fully integrated world

Background

Aims and ambitions

Over the next 10-15 years there are likely to be significant changes both in the numbers requiring access to support and the strategies for responding to this.

Imagining the Future: Citizenship and Innovation

How innovation in social services can advance citizenship for all in Scotland

Yesterday is another world
Change occurs when old patterns break down and new patterns begin to replace them. Change is not always good. In human affairs it is just as likely that people will react with fear, hatred or injustice to change. So the challenge is not just to change - but to change well - to innovate. If innovation means good change then this forces us to ask a further question - what is good?

Imagining the Future

Background and rationale

New normal world
A scenario planning tool which explores four different worlds that might emerge depending on the interplay of social, political and economic factors.

Supporting Peer Support

Thoughts for people wishing to set up, run or participate in a peer support group

Supporting Peer Support

Report that is drawn from lessons learned during the facilitation of Evaluation Exchange.

Evaluation Exchange was a time-limited peer support network created by Iriss and Evaluation Support Scotland. It aimed to help organisations in the social services sector to learn from and support each other to undertake evaluations of the services and support they provide to individuals in Scotland.

Evaluation Exchange report

Building capacity to self-evaluate

Evaluation Exchange report

Evaluation Exchange was set up by Iriss working in partnership with Evaluation Support Scotland (ESS). We brought together a group of practitioners from social services sector with a real self-evaluation project to undertake. We wanted the participants to assist each other to plan and/or undertake the evaluation and build their capacity to self-evaluate. We were also interested in learning about and sharing 'what works' in peer support for self-evaluation.

PROP (Practitioner Research: Older People)

Final reports

PROP

Final reports of the Practitioner Research: Older People (PROP) project, a partnership between the Centre for Research on Families and Relationships (CRFR) and Iriss. The project was about health and social care for older people.