Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS)

The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) is a charitable company with a mission to:

…promote positive outcomes for the people who use Scotland’s social services by enhancing the capacity and capability of the social services workforce to access and make use of knowledge and research for service innovation and improvement.

To realise their provision of a high quality, continually improving social services sector, renowned for its effective use of knowledge and research-based innovation, their work is organised into three inter-related programmes:

  • Evidence-informed practice
  • Innovation and improvement
  • Knowledge media

Use the website and the links above to browse this extensive website which has a number of very useful resources for those who work in social services. The information within the website can enhance your understanding of issues that affect those using services as well as providing opportunities to enhance your development as reflective practitioners.