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Sep 8, 2021

Lifelong Links is a project led by Family Rights Group and delivered by local authorities. It supports children and young people in care to connect with and develop relationships with family members, and other people who care about the young person, so they can become part of a lasting support network.

Anne Begbie,...


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...


Mar 18, 2021

Monica Nicolin and Gillian Ritch, social workers based in Stornoway and Orkney respectively, speak about dual relationships in rural social work.

These presentations were given at a webinar held in January 2020, to provide an opportunity to discuss the unique potential of rural social work, the opportunities it brings,...


Jan 19, 2021

Colin Turbett, author of the Iriss Insight, Rural social work in Scotland; and Jane Pye, Senior Teaching Associate of Social Work at the University of Lancaster, outline what rural social work is and what makes it unique.

These presentations were given at a webinar held in December 2020, to provide an opportunity to...


Oct 7, 2020

Lena Dominelli is Professor of Social Work at the University of Stirling and Chair of the IASSW Committee.

Kerry Musselbrook from Iriss had a conversation with her about the new MSc in Disaster Interventions and Humanitarian Aid at University of Stirling, why this matters and what it means for social work. Lena also...