Social services

The Scottish Social Services Awards 2023

The Scottish Social Services Awards are an opportunity to celebrate some of the great work found across the sector. We here at Iriss were honoured to host the event with funding from the Scottish Government. 

A huge congratulations to all our winners and nominees. If you couldn't join us on the evening, the proceedings were as follows: 


Excellence in Children’s Services - Swiis Foster Care Scotland

Presented by Joanna MacDonald (Deputy Chief Social Work Adviser)

Evaluating social prescribing

Insight 55

Provides a review of the research methods and approaches used to evaluate UK-based social prescribing interventions in recent years. It gives an overview of how social prescribing has been evaluated, and what can be learned from this.

Iriss On...series

A new series of short papers for practitioners and managers on various social services approaches.

Listen up! New look for podcast

We’ve refreshed and updated Scotland's social services podcast - audio gold on research, projects, people and events related to social work and social care.