Westminster Education Forum policy conference

The future of the children’s social care system in England

Morning, Thursday, 30th September 2021 with
Matthew Brazier, Specialist Advisor for Looked After Children, Ofsted
Darren BishtonCatch 22Jon BrownBarnardos; Megan DaviesDrive Forward FoundationProfessor Rick HoodKingston UniversityLisa HackettFrontlineDr Carol HomdenCoramJoe LaneAction for ChildrenCouncillor Cordelia LawTorbay CouncilJohn McGowanSocial Workers UnionPeter SandifordIndependent Children’s Homes Association; and Professor June ThoburnUniversity of East Anglia Chaired by: Steve McCabe MP, Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood

Baroness Uddin
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Barnardos Toolkit – Relevant for IROs
Criminal, Civil and Partnership Disruption Options for Perpetrators of Child and Adult Victims of Exploitation
NWG Network
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Recent Court Judgements

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.

NAIRO Conference:

NAIRO holds an annual national conference.

The short summary report of the 10th conference 18.03.2021 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 info@nairo.org.uk

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