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

Due to the impact of Covid 19 the National Conference that was scheduled for the Autumn of 2020 has now been postponed until 18.3.2021.


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.

The current offer for face to face training includes

  • New and aspiring IROs – click here for course description
  • The Challenge of Challenge – click here for course description
  • The participation of children and young people in reviews

We are in the process of developing our training offer and would be happy to hear about the training needs of your LA- contact page.

Training and events of other organisations that are relevant for IRO’s

This conference that may be of interest.

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