The Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) is a charitable company with a mission to Promoting positive outcomes for people who use Scotland’s social services
As part of their Early Years Evidence Project for 2012/13, they have produced the “This is where it starts” collection of case studies of work with children and parents in the early years (pre-birth to eight years old).
The case studies are based on in-depth interviews with those working with children and parents in the early years to uncover what professionals perceive supports positive outcomes, early intervention and prevention. The case studies attempt to capture some of the experiential knowledge held by professionals working in the early years, to share this knowledge more widely across the sector and to provide inspiration to others.
An overview report, which explores learning from the seven case studies, is also available.
As always we’d love to hear what you are doing to support children and families in your area. Why not share in the comments?