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Date(s) - 18/05/2017
9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Voluntary Action Leeds



Lead Trainers: Jon Fayle, Andrew Broome & Maggie Siviter

Co-Facilitator- Elaine Rubin

There are about 75,000 children in care in England and Wales. Each of them has a care plan, which must be reviewed on a periodic basis by an independent person. That independent person is an Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO). The IRO must scrutinise the local authority’s care plan for the child and listen carefully to the views of the child and others about the plan. They must challenge the local authority if they believe the plan is not in the best interests of the child.

Learning Outcomes

To become familiar with the process of Reviewing.

Understand the Why, What  & How of being an IRO

Group Reflection on practice issues with experienced Practitioners

Jon Fayle has been a social worker or social work manager for most of his working life. He has also been a policy officer for the Youth Justice Board.
Jon is a practising Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO). He helped to set up the National Association of Independent Reviewing Officers (NAIRO), with a view to enhancing the influence of the reviewing process for the benefit of children in care. He is Vice Chair of NAIRO.
Jon works as a trainer in the area of IRO practice and policy.
Jon is Chair of the Board of Trustees of TACT, the fostering and adoption charity.
He also works as a consultant in the fields of youth justice and children’s services. He has a background which straddles both areas, at a practice, policy and senior management level.

Andrew Broome – Worked as an Independant Reviewing Officer for between 2000 and 2013. In addition to working as a Child Protection Co-ordinator and IRO with children born in the UK he also worked with a wide range of asylum seeking children. His experience enabled him to develop considerable experience and understanding of the full range of issues impacting on these children.
Over the last few years He developed a wide range of interests in helping people to achieve positive change and was a Trusteee of Food and Behaviour Research, a charity, set up to disseminate knowledge and information about the impact of diet on behaviour and functioning. He is now involved in teaching and training social work students & IRO’s, Co-ordinating Family Group Conferences and  is also undertaking an evaluation  of a Local Authority Early Help service, with Oxford University, which is considering social problems and indvidual, procedural and structural blocks to effective change and developing value based services.

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Email: Telephone: 01375 486313

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