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6 May 2021
Going out to see bands, clubbing, or seeing friends is part of everyday life for lots of people. However, if you have a learning disability you may need support to do this.  Stay Up Late is a…
19 Apr 2021
When children are really vulnerable to harm social workers have to work even harder to create partnership with families where risk is present. For infants, babies, and very young children, as well…
8 Apr 2021
Mecoco (Meaningful Contribution in your Community) is a social enterprise based in North Ayrshire that supports people into employment. The founder, Jenny Trott, believes that regardless of their…
18 Mar 2021
Monica Nicolin and Gillian Ritch, social workers based in Stornoway and Orkney respectively, speak about dual relationships in rural social work. These presentations were given at a webinar held in…

Iriss resources

Showcasing Community Social Work
A family worker at the Citadel Youth Centre opened up a community based support to families previously reluctant to engage with professional services.
Showcasing Community Social Work
A peer mentoring and support network initiated by the Asylum and Roma Children and Families Team at Glasgow City Council, and co-produced with the young people themselves.
conversation openers
A tool to support practitioners, individually and in groups, reflect on their views and values when continuing to care for young people who are leaving care.
ESSS Outline
Explores the evidence around Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), their impact on educational outcomes and what interventions may be effective.
ESSS Outline
Looks at the limited available evidence on how the social care workforce in Scotland can be further developed to deliver self-directed support.
ESSS Outline
Examines a wide-range of materials on how community-based interventions have been effective in supporting young people's social and emotional wellbeing.
ESSS Outline
Focuses on evidence of the indirect impact on children from living with the effect of adult to adult coercive control.
A guide
An approach that offers space for a group of people to collaboratively explore ideas and ask rich and meaningful questions of each other.
ESSS Outline
Summarises evidence around good practice in palliative and end of life care for people with alcohol related brain damage (ARBD).
Insight 41
A summary of the history and evidence around relationship-based practice in social work.