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.


EUSS Awareness for IROs Presentation
Deadline: 30th June 2021

Time is running out !
What every IRO needs to know about the E.U settlement scheme
Click link here to access useful information and watch presentation.

Care Review – Case for Change
First report of the independent review of Children’s Social Care.

The review team have published the first report which summarises their findings to date in regard to the matters to be addressed.
The report poses a number of questions for consideration and consultation. You can see the two versions of the Case for Change here

NAIRO 10th Annual Conference
The report from the 10th NAIRO conference is now available in the members area of the website. It includes the details of the members poll about the future of the IRO service. A short report containing general messages from the conference can be found here.

Learning and Development Events

Free Social Work Course 8th and 9th July
Click here for further details