Resources

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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…

Iriss resources

Showcasing Community Social Work
An initiative to encourage Roma and non-Roma families to claim clothing grants and free school meals.
how we did it
Process used to engage partners and others with the Leadership stories: developing effective supervision project
Improving understanding about supervision
A project to improve understanding about supervision and clarify the role of good management in effective leadership.
collected by Iriss, Social Work Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
A collection of resilience resources covering topics such as supervision, leadership, self-care, and support and learning.
ESSS Outline
Looks at how the diverse needs of disabled people can be addressed in an organisation’s values statement. It also summarises evidence on the values that can support the workforce in delivering…
Process and evaluation
Project rationale

Supporting Workforce Challenges is a continuation of Iriss' project The View from Here which aimed to understand the experiences of Scotland's social services workforce. This…

What would happen if we took five minutes, just for us?
A tea-brief is a debrief with a difference. It's an opportunity to take time for reflection, and build stronger relationships in a staff team. You can take a tea-brief after an incident, or can…
Working with the Govanhill Roma Community
Project inspired by the Iriss evidence summary that explores social work’s role in upholding the human rights of Scottish Gypsy Travellers.
ESSS Outline
Explores evidence around the outcomes of involvement in social enterprises for young people with additional support needs.
Showcasing Community Social Work
Scottish Government initiative, bringing care-experienced young people aged 14-25 into the strategic planning of care services.