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Nov 15, 2016

On 15 November 2016, Danielle Farrel, spoke to Iriss.fm about her PhD research, which examined the 2012 child abuse scandals in the UK. The research focused on the multifunctional nature of online discourse surrounding the issue. In this interview, she provides an overview of the main findings and recommendations.

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Jun 19, 2016

This is the third of three episodes in a seminar series entitled, 'Critical perspectives on child protection'.

In this seminar, Janice McGhee and Professor Lorraine Waterhouse, explore the research landscape in child protection drawing on the work of academics from different research backgrounds both disciplinary and...


Jun 16, 2016

This is the second of three episodes in a seminar series entitled, 'Critical perspectives on child protection'.

In this seminar, Professor Cree and Dr Morrison share findings from the Talking and Listening to Children (TLC) research. This is a UK-wide study on social workers' communication with children. Funded by the...


Jun 13, 2016

This is the first of three episodes in a seminar series entitled, 'Critical perspectives on child protection'.

In this seminar, Professor Marie Connolly, shares her experiences of child welfare reform efforts in Australia and New Zealand. Situating these reforms within a broader frame of political change across the...


Oct 29, 2013

The 'Working together to safeguard and protect children and young people in sport' conference was held on 29 October, 2013 at Celtic Park. It was a partnership event of WithScotland and Children 1st. Iriss.fm attended and spoke to Shona Robison, Minister for Commonwealth Games and Sport; Beth Smith, Director...