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.


Care for Change
The Care for Change has offered another consultation opportunity for ideas.
Please see details below:

Share your solutions through our Call for Ideas
The Independent Review of Children’s Social Care
If any IROs would like to let us know their thoughts on this please contact us through the in box.
Thank you to those members who have submitted case examples to us.
Click here to access

Save The Date: Family Justice Council Debate
Should the age of majority be reduced to 16?
Wednesday 8th December: 5.30pm-7.30pm
Attendance in person at Prince Philip House, London or via live stream- Free

Training for New and Aspiring IROs
Facilitator: Jon Fayle
Friday 10th December: 9.30am-1.30pm
This course will cover all aspects of the role of the IRO.
Click here for further details or here to book online

Further training available from the Westminster Education Forum
Key priorities for education recovery in the wake of COVID-19 – raising attainment, student catch up, and improving social mobility.
Conference Tuesday 11th January 2022
Click here for more details and to book.

The Challenge of Challenge
Facilitator: Jon Fayle
Friday 25th February:  9.30am-1.30pm
The course will explore the element of challenge in the IRO role and its justification, along with the legal framework underpinning the IROs power and duty to challenge.
Click here for further details or here to book online