This event convened leaders and influencers from major practitioner, policy and professional bodies with an interest in the adoption and use of high-quality evidence across their organisations and sectors. Speakers included Richard Whetton, Police Scotland; Sally Thomas, Scottish Federation of Housing Associations; Theresa Fyffe, Director RCN Scotland;Jim Thewliss, School Leaders Scotland; and Susan Taylor, President of Social Work Scotland.

Attendees shared current experience of the benefits, incentives and structures for applying appropriate evidence in everyday practice.

We highlighted current examples of inspiring practice, and everyone said how useful it was to explored future actions working across the sectors.   Read our event report and watch videos from the day.

The event was run in partnership between the Alliance and Iriss. Iriss currently is leading the production of an Evidence Statement for social services, as a part of the Scottish Social Services Strategy.

If you are interested in knowing more about it, please contact Pippa Coutts: or Stuart Muirhead:

Tuesday 23rd of January 2018
9:30am - 2:00pm

Royal Society, Edinburgh

Speakers included

  • Karyn McCluskey (Community Justice Scotland)