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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...

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...

Mar 18, 2020

Is use of language something you carefully consider as a social worker?

And is language important to social work practice?

Sara Hitchin, Senior Lecturer in Social Work at the University of Stirling certainly thinks so and has written an article about it for the Scottish Organisation for Practice Teaching or...