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Aug 6, 2019

Michelle Drumm interviews Kathryn Lindsay. Kathryn is the Director of Children, Families and Justice / Chief Social Work Officer for Angus Council. She is also the President of Social Work Scotland.

Since qualifying as a social worker in 2000, Kathryn worked as a practitioner across Angus and Dundee City Council justice...


Jul 29, 2019

The newly qualified social worker conference titled, Shaping our future: relationships matter, was held on 31 May 2019 in at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.

Jackie Irvine, Chief Social Work Officer at Edinburgh City Council and past President of social work Scotland, takes some time to reflect on how the...


Jul 23, 2019

Michelle from Iriss interviews Lorraine Ward, a social worker who has worked with the children and families social work department in Glasgow for over 25 years and was awarded for Best Practice in Equality & Diversity at the SASW Awards 2019.
 
Lorraine started work within the Asylum and Roma team of Glasgow City Health...


Jul 18, 2019

The Centre for Youth and Criminal Justice (CYCJ) annual conference was held on 19 and 20 June 2019 in Stirling, with the theme 'Youth Justice Through the Ages'.

Michelle from Iriss spoke to some of speakers on the first day of the conference. These included Fiona Dyer, Interim Director at CYCJ; Bruce Adamson,...


Jul 8, 2019

Michelle Drumm interviews Calum Glasgow. Calum is currently studying social work at the University of Strathclyde and received an award for Student Social Worker of the Year at the SASW Social Work Awards 2019.

Calum's placement was with the British Red Cross, based in their psychosocial team, which provides holistic...