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9 Sep 2020
Kibble is a specialist child and youth care charity and social enterprise that empowers young people through care, education and support. In March of this year we spoke to Dan Johnson, Clinical…
19 Aug 2020
What are the experiences of those with disabilities working on the frontline during Covid-19? Michael McEwan interviews Scott Kennedy, Lynn Murdoch and David Ross, who speak about how they've…
4 Aug 2020
The 2020 Paralympic Games were due to be held in Tokyo this year over August and September, but have been rescheduled for 2021.   How has this affected the organisations and athletes involved?…
21 Jul 2020
June was Gypsy, Roma and Traveller History Month which aims aims to celebrate the diverse ways these communities have contributed to life in the UK, as well as amplify their voices in the telling of…

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Workshop summary report
Participants from the Imagining the Future Systems Leadership Community of Practice came together to take part in a follow-up day. They were joined by 35 systems leaders undertaking the NHS…
Insight 35
Experiences and challenges of Scottish Gypsy Travellers and implications for social work practice.
Iriss On...
This publication intends to provoke a conversation about the power of embracing risk as a natural part of decision making, and the complexity of sharing risk between professionals and people who…
A guide to creative storyboarding and animation
an Iriss guide in six simple steps to using creative storyboarding to bring your story to life
Insight 34
Presents what research tells us about social workers’ communication with children and young people in everyday practice. It also introduces key findings from a UK-wide study of social workers’…
Iriss on…
Tools have the potential to transform how we work. Just like the DIY tools many of us keep in a cupboard at home, tools used in interactions between people have the power to save us time.
Insight 33
Draws on the theory and practice of appreciative inquiry, focusing particularly on recent examples from health and social care in Scotland.
A tool that supports practitioners reflect on their views and values when continuing to care for young people who are leaving care.
A tool to prompt conversations about social work and care practitioners experiences.

Co-design tools can be used to enable people to discover other peoples' perspectives, develop and define ideas and deliver those ideas. We sometimes use the Design Council's Double Diamond as one…