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11 Oct 2021
The Minister for Mental Wellbeing and Social Care, Kevin Stewart MSP, officially launched a recovery conversation cafe toolkit for organisations and services. Developed by the Scottish Recovery…
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…

Iriss resources

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.
A course
A course that improves the writing of analysis in social work and social care records.
This report provides a summary of the main areas covered in the Chief Social Work Officer Annual Reports.
Insight 59
Explores the relevance of attachment to our understanding of dementia and its impact on people and their family carers.
ESSS Outline
Examines how housing quality has affected people's wellbeing during the pandemic.
How managers in child welfare and protection services make decisions
Highlights the nature and context of 'blind' decision making and shows the impact of relationship, trust and communication in managers’ decision making.
Insight 58
Outlines the concept of emotional resilience and considers how the policy and practice of social work may influence the development of organisational cultures.
ESSS Outline
Evidence summary that provides an overview of obesity and weight management in children and young people with autism.
Implications for social work practice with adults and older people
Research that presents a thematic exploration of the reciprocal roles of self-efficacy, risk and service provision, to address some of the gaps in the existing literature for relationship-based…