Iriss Forum 2010 - Challenging times, creative solutions was the first annual Iriss Forum. Those who attended had the opportunity to hear from a number of speakers and found out how Iriss can support the social services workforce to 'do things differently.' Was focused on how solutions can be found by working in partnership to deliver successful outcomes for the people that access Scotland's social services.
Introduction from Iriss Director Alison Petch, followed by keynote speech from Adam Ingram MSP.
Adam Ingram is the Minister for Children and Early Years with the Scottish Government.
Born in Kilmarnock in 1951, Adam was educated at Kilmarnock Academy. He graduated from Paisley College with a BA (Hons) in Business Economics. He has a local family business background coupled with professional training and experience as an economist and prior to his election he worked for ten years as an economic development consultant. He was elected to the Scottish Parliament as a list member for the South of Scotland in 1999. In the Parliament he has convened the Cross Party Group on Mental Health and has been a member of the education committee and the subordinate legislation committee.