NAIRO AGM, Friday April 23rd at 1.00pm

The AGM is to be held on Friday, April 23rd at 1.00pm and NAIRO members are most welcome to attend . It will be online using the zoom platform.
We will send out the agenda and reports nearer the time, together with zoom link to attend.

We are always looking for new trustees to help with the work of the association. We are looking for people who are interested in and can help in the following areas:

• conference organisation
• training
• website updating
• social media and other communication
• networking with partners in the sector
• policy and practice development

Next year will be a very busy and interesting time for us particularly in relation to the government Care Review. If you would like to get involved as a trustee please do get in touch at  We can have a chat about the role of the trustee and your possible contribution

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.

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 contacting us at

  • 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
Click here to book


Thursday 10 June
Participation and Decision making
10.00- 12.00
Facilitator Dr Clive Diaz
Click here to book