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

NAIRO TRAINING – NEW EVENTS ANNOUNCED

Training for New or Aspiring IROs
– 9th September 2022 @ 9.30am–1.00pm
The Role of the Independent Reviewing Officer Training for New or Aspiring IROs
Facilitator: Jon Fayle, Co-Chair NAIRO

The Challenge of Challenge
– 7th October 2022 @ 9.30am-1.00pm
Exploration of the element of challenge in the IRO role and its justification
Facilitator: Jon Fayle, Co-Chair

Training for New or Aspiring IROs
– 9th December 2022 @ 9.30am-1.00pm
The Role of the Independent Reviewing Officer Training for New or Aspiring IROs
Facilitator: Jon Fayle, Co-Chair NAIRO

The Challenge of Challenge
– 20th January 2023 @ 9.30am-1.00pm
Exploration of the element of challenge in the IRO role and its justification
Facilitator: Jon Fayle, Co-Chair


Care Review Update
Independent Review of Children’s Social Care
Click here to read an update on the work of the independent review of children’s social care.


Local Government Ombudsman recommends review of homelessness applications from 16 and 17-year-olds following failure to accommodate a child under Section 20 Children Act 1989 
Read: https://article39.org.uk/2022/02/23/childrens-rights-legal-digest-february-2022/