Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

Research, projects and events on topics related to social work and social care. 

Transcripts of episodes. 

Subscribe for free on your smartphone or tablet using the following:

This website uses cookies for the purposes of measuring usage of our site. Iriss privacy policy

Apr 22, 2010

Part of the Iriss Masterclass series. Carole Wilkinson, former Director of the Scottish Social Services Council talks about how to encourage innovation in the regulated environment.

In her lecture, Carole Wilkinson talked about some of the reports, policy and thinking that has impacted on social work in the 20th and 21st Century. Most recently in February 2010, The Social Work Inspection Agency published their report of all 32 local authority social work department inspections since 2005 – Improving Social Work in Scotland. In 2006 the Scottish Government's Changing lives report laid out a vision of social work in the 21st century – building on the Barclay report and the Social Work Taskforce. In addition to reports and policy on social work, Carole Wilkinson also refers to thinking on public services. She refers to the 2002 annual Reith Lectures given by Baroness Onora O'Neill on The Question of Trust which discussed our growing distrust with the profession of public services and book Welfare and Well-being which suggest new ways of thinking on the contract between the state and the citizen. Wilkinson also recommends ideas from Harvard's Kennedy Business School about communities being the stakeholders of local government. Iriss also highly recommends the Harvard Business Review. John Seddon's work on systems thinking in public services is also discussed.
Recorded Composing the Future, Innovation by Design, Glasgow.

Transcript of episode

Music Credit: Increase the Dosage by Revolution void