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Jul 22, 2021

In this episode we speak to Andrew Morrall, Customer Engagement Manager at Disclosure Scotland, about the organisation’s safeguarding role and the different levels of disclosure used across social services, including PVG scheme membership.

We discuss why many social service workers will need to join the PVG scheme and...


Jul 15, 2021

The social services sector is growing and this means there are opportunities for people looking for a new career, whether that’s people changing jobs or people who are just starting out.

So what are these opportunities, and what role can employment support workers have in helping this important workforce to...


Jun 29, 2021

Care Opinion is a social enterprise which gives citizens a platform to air their views and opinions on health and care services. It aims to make care services better for everyone. 

Fraser Gilmore, Head of Scotland at Care Opinion tells us more about its aims and how it works. 

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Jun 16, 2021

What is the historical understanding of Gypsy/Travellers and what has the relationship been between social work and Gypsy Traveller communities? 

In this webinar recording, Annie Bryant, a criminal justice social worker based in Dumfries and Galloway, shares her knowledge gained from personal experiences, being a dual...


Jun 7, 2021

Near Me in Social Services is a project Iriss has been leading in partnership with the NHS Near Me team and the Scottish Government Technology Enabled Care (TEC) Programme over Autumn/Winter 2020/21. The project is producing new evidence around the priorities, enablers and challenges of using video consulting in social...