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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

User involvement in social work education
Sandy Sieminski, Jenny Bew and Alice Bradley share their learning and reflections on the importance of service user and carer involvement in critical reading.
Showcasing Community Social Work
Connecting people who have multiple deprivations to their geographical and social communities across Ayrshire through the arts and food.
ESSS Outline
Summarises evidence relating to the effectiveness of women specific interventions in addressing complex needs and the role they may play as preventative strategies in children's services.
Showcasing Community Social Work
A self-management programme where professionals and public work together for a fairer community and improved resilience for better mental well-being.
ESSS Outline
Explores the evidence around integrated assessment in children's services, including children's and families' experiences of the assessment process, good practice, electronic information systems,…
Insight 42
Focuses on pre-birth child protection assessment and care planning, and more specifically, the lead social work role within this work.
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.