Training

Post-Adoption Central Support

PACS is a small charitable organisation based in Stirling that comprises parents, social workers and other professionals involved in adoption and long-term foster care. It offers a range of post placement support and services to adoptive families and permanent foster carers. 

PACS receives a grant from Clackmannan, Falkirk and Stirling Councils to provide its services.

Services it offers include:

Social reporting: a primer

Flipcharts and sticky notes are great for capturing thoughts and discussions at conferences and workshops ... until it comes to summarising and sharing.

Social reporting is the use of social media to record and share these thoughts and discussions. In digital format, sharing becomes easy.

Shaping the future

Making a successful transition from student to social worker

Student

What's it like for a student leaving university and making the transition into the world of work?

Iriss teamed up with Glasgow Caledonian University, SSSC, the Scottish Association of Social Workers and the Scottish Government to find out. About 120 final year students as well as newly qualified social workers gathered at GCU on 22 January 2015 to share information and experience with aim of helping to shape the future direction of social work.

Lifetracks

Making that all-important life decision on what career path to follow - whether to go straight into the workforce, or to enter further education or training - can be a daunting one for many young people, especially considering the number of options that are available to them today.

Creating a learning resource on LGBT awareness

Iriss Forum 2010

Ian Watson

Iriss Forum 2010 - Challenging times, creative solutions was the first Iriss Forum. Those who attended had the opportunity to hear from a number of speakers and found out how Iriss can support the social services workforce to 'do things differently'. Was focused on how solutions can be found by working in partnership to deliver successful outcomes for the people that access Scotland's social services.