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.


Urgent message for IROs
Concerning young people who are E.U nationals.
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Learning and Development Events

IRO’s responsibility to ensure that arrangements for applying for settled status have been put in place for children and young people.
Stop press!
The Home Office vulnerability team are providing free training for IROs. Click here for further details

BASW Family Group Conferences Event
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NAIRO’s Learning and Development Programme
Further to the recent survey of members, we have developed NAIRO’s learning and development programme.
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Mr Justice Mostyn Announcement
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NAIRO submits report to the Social Care Review
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Results from NAIRO’s survey about the impact of COVID-19
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NAIRO members can find the full results in the membership area here