Resources

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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

ESSS Outline
Explores the challenges facing local authorities when seeking to implement brokerage models of self directed support in rural Scottish communities.
conversation openers
A tool that provides a framework for open, honest conversations about partnerships.
ESSS Outline
Identifies evidence around recruitment strategies from voluntary social care and other relevant sectors and industries.
a resource to support co-production projects to happen effectively
Contains a project planning workbook, a guide to planning co-production projects and a suite of Iriss facilitation tools.
ESSS Outline
Explores distributed approaches to leadership in the context of childcare and early years settings. It provides some background to Scottish policy priorities and principles of leadership and…
A conversation with Gill McIvor and Hannah Graham

Hannah Graham and Gill McIvor from the Scottish Centre for Criminal Justice Research (SCCJR) talks to Michelle Drumm from Iriss about the Iriss Insight they co-authored on the use of electronic…

a series of conversations with families supported by the team
Conversations with families and practitioners about how a social pedagogy model makes a difference to parents and children.
ESSS Outline
Identifies evidence around social work placements and the differences and similarities between statutory and voluntary placements.
ESSS Outline
Identifies evidence relating to the relationship between adults who access child sexual abuse images online and those who commit contact offences.
ESSS Outline
Explores the impact of parental substance misuse on children and identifies evidence around effective methods of intervention for social workers.