Leadership stories

The stories from the Iriss and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) leadership and supervision project have been published, alongside the detail on the process and approach used. 

Improving supervision in social work

1 Nov 2016
Stirling Court Hotel, University of Stirling, Stirling FK9 4LA

‘Effective Supervision is the cornerstone of safe social work practice. There is no substitute for it’

Lord Laming in his Inquiry report into the death of Victoria Climbié (2003)

Leading change in supervision

Messages from practice

Supervision meeting

This report describes the rationale, process and learning from a project led by Iriss which explored the topic of supervision with a group of six partners from across the social services sector. The purpose of this report is to share the learning gathered through the project to provide some evidence, inspiration, and pointers for those interested in improving supervision.

Achieving effective supervision

Insight 30

Achieving effective supervision
This Insight written by Martin Kettle, Glasgow Caledonian University summarises key research evidence and draws out implications for practice.

Leading change in supervision

Iriss's Leading Change in Supervision project aimed to explore the topic of supervision with six partners from across social services, and to highlight the challenges and enablers for changing supervision.

The final report and case studies, as well as an Iriss Insight - Achieving effective supervision - have been published.

Intensive supervision, surveillance and monitoring of young people

Insight 9

Insight 9 – Intensive supervision, surveillance and monitoring of young people

This Insight looks at intensive supervision, surveillance and monitoring of young people.

This Insight was completed in partnership with Sarah MacQueen of the Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research (SCCJR) and Paul Rigby of the Criminal Justice Social Work Development Centre (CJSW).

The throughcare map

Stages involved in the provision of a throughcare service to prisoners

HMP prison guard watching prisoner interview

This resource guides users through the various stages involved in the provision of a throughcare service to prisoners, from the point of sentence through to release and supervision within the community.

Extended link supervisor model - Anne Spiers

Key Capabilities in Child Care and Protection

This episode might be of interest to anyone involved in student practice learning within the workplace. Although its focus is on social work practice, the model described could be adapted for use within a wide range of other professional contexts.