Welcome to the National Association of Independent Reviewing Officers.

NAIRO is the National Association for Independent Reviewing Officers. It is a registered charity with the Charity Commission, Number 1159275 registered on 19.11.2014.

NAIRO is a membership organisation for IRO practitioners. Membership is also available for others who have an interest in the role and who support and work towards NAIRO’s aims. This includes IRO managers, practitioners and academics from across the sector who are working and involved with children and young people in care.

Our aims are to improve outcomes for children and young people who are looked after in England and Wales be maximising the positive impact of the reviewing process.

We do this through:

• Working in partnership with other child care organisations to strengthen the profile and role of the IRO.

• Developing measures to support IROs and improve practice.

Breaking news

  • Update to the information about New NAIRO Survey.
    Take part in Nairo’s new survey about the impact of COVID-19 for contact and family time for children and young people in care. This is NAIRO’s latest survey to gauge aspects of the practice experience of IROs. It is a short survey and you can take part here. The results will be available early in the New Year. We had a high response to our previous survey. You can read a summary of key findings on our website here and NAIRO members can find the full results in the membership area here

Current activities

  • NAIRO co- ordinates multi – agency steering group to identify the difficulties and strengths of the IRO service . See here
  • Save the date – NAIRO National Conference confirmed for 18.03.2021. This will be held virtually.
    Watch this space for more information to follow!

Covid 19 and the IRO Service