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21 Sep 2021
The  Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities (SCLD) has launched an app, Human Rights Town, to help people with learning disabilities understand their human rights.   The …
8 Sep 2021
Lifelong Links is a project led by Family Rights Group and delivered by local authorities. It supports children and young people in care to connect with and develop relationships with family members…
17 Aug 2021
The research project – Coronavirus and people with learning disabilities – is a UK wide study which has been exploring the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on people with learning disabilities. In…
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…

Iriss resources

Event recording

This event, held in May 2021, explored what we have learned over the past year about creating and maintaining relationships through the use of technology. It provided the Scottish policy context;…

Video of the resource launch

In May 2021, we launched 'A Shared Experience', an online resource which brings together the learning from a collection of stories gathered by the Personal Outcomes Network (PON) throughout 2020…

ESSS Outline
Explores the evidence on how short break funding impacts carer's wellbeing.
An exploration
Research that explores how dyslexia is understood and supported in practice.
An investigation into how ambiguous loss and disenfranchised grief affects children in care
Research that seeks to understand the experience and needs of children in care through the lens of ambiguous loss and disenfranchised grief.
ESSS Outline
Evidence summary providing an overview of evidence relating to how care experience affects education and employment.
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.