On 28 October 2015, Iriss had a launch event to showcase the findings of The View from Here project. The event:

  • shared the quantitative and qualitative findings of the project
  • provided an overview of the frontline worker perspective
  • celebrated the work of the social services workforce
  • challenged people to consider what needs to happen in order to maintain a competent, confident and valued workforce

We spoke to a number of people about the findings:

Presentations

We audio recorded all the presentations from the day.

Alan Baird, Chief Social Work Adviser for Scotland introduces the event.

Slides from the presentation.

Lisa Pattoni from Iriss presents the findings of the workforce survey, a piece of quantitative research undertaken in partnership with The Guardian.

Slides from the presentation.

Ian Cunningham and Colin Lindsay from the University of Strathclyde present the qualitative findings of the research.

Slides from the presentation.

Catherine-Rose Stock-Rankin and Rhiann McLean from Iriss present the findings of the cultural probe (diary work) completed by 74 practitioners. This focused on the emotional experiences of working in social services.

Slides from the presentation.