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.  It will be in the form of two webinar opportunities on Microsoft teams.

The provisional dates are Friday 4 June 11.30-12.30pm and Tuesday 8 June 2.00-3.00pm

The aims will be to ensure that IROs are familiar with the legislation and expectations as well as to present top tips in relation to problematic situations that can arise so that IROs are equipped to be able to signpost Social Workers , young people and others to appropriate sources of support and advice.

Save the date – The booking arrangements will be made available on Friday 21 May

Please see below the recent court judgements that relate to the responsibility of local authorities in this regard and the most recent survey as to how local authorities across the country are progressing in terms of implementing this responsibility.

As of 26 November 2020, of the 3,300 looked after children and care leavers identified by the survey as eligible to apply, 1,520 applications to the EUSS had been received (46%). 980 (64%) of these applications had been decided, of which 840 (86%) had resulted in a grant of settled status and 140 (14%) in a grant of pre-settled status.

BASW Family Group Conferences Event

NAIRO Conference:

NAIRO holds an annual national conference.

The report of the 9th conference 17.10.2019:
Children and Young people matter – What works best?  The Critical contribution of the IRO can be found here

The full report can be seen here in the members’ area


Our training addresses key practice issues to ensure IROs are well prepared to support young people as they navigate the variety and complexity of life.

Much of the training we have so far undertaken has been directly commissioned by individual local authorities, with a view to strengthening the capacity of IROs to challenge effectively.

If you require further details, please email

Learning and development training programme for 2021

All training will take place virtually on Zoom.

Please let us know if this would create any particular difficulty for you in your organisation by contact us.

  • New and aspiring IROs – click here for course description
  • The Challenge of Challenge – click here for course description
  • Participation and Decision making – click here for course description


Thursday 20 May
Participation and Decision making
1pm- 3pm
Facilitator Dr Clive Diaz
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Thursday 10 June
Participation and Decision making
10.00- 12.00
Facilitator Dr Clive Diaz
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