National IRO Manager Partnership e-Magazine

The National IRO Manager Partnership has produced this free e-magazine to support the work of its members. It offers professional news; good practice highlights; reflections on topical policy matters and links to articles to support continuous professional development as a IRO.

Remove IROs from councils, urge half of Community Care readers

Source: Alex Turner on July 15, 2022 in Community Care Social workers overwhelmingly reject care review recommendation to scrap IROs, but most say role should be reformed, with greatest support for making it independent of … Continue reading

15th July 2022 · Leave a comment

Sector lines up against IRO abolition 

Reposted June 21, 2022 Last month Mithran Samuel editor at the Community Care group Community Care approached NIROMP Chair, Sharon Martin, for comment on the recommendations of the Independent Review of … Continue reading

21st June 2022 · 1 Comment

Sector lines up against IRO abolition 

Date June 18, 2022 Last month Mithran Samuel editor at the Community Care group Community Care approached NIROMP Chair, Sharon Martin, for comment on the recommendations of the Independent Review of … Continue reading

18th June 2022 · Leave a comment

Advanced Practice Module for IROs

The Advanced Practice Module for Independent Reviewing Officers and Independent Case Conference Chairs was developed at the request of, and in close collaboration with, managers active in the West Midlands Regional … Continue reading

13th June 2015 · 2 Comments

Exit from care – supporting reunification

The UN Convention of the Rights of the Child describes the family as ‘the fundamental group of society’. It recognises parents’ role in protecting and promoting the rights of their child and requires … Continue reading

30th May 2015 · Leave a comment

Stability and permanency for children

What really matters to improved outcomes for children in care is the chance to build a trusting long-term relationship with a carer who shows their love, warmth and commitment on a day-to-day … Continue reading

30th May 2015 · Leave a comment

Do you know? Training

Courtesy of: Liz McAuley, IRO Manager, Bracknell Forest – SE Region I am an IRO manager in Bracknell Forest in Berkshire. In February half term I attended a ‘Do you … Continue reading

30th May 2015 · Leave a comment

Trilogy of short films by young people

Courtesy of Maureen Cavanagh, Safeguarding and Review Manager at Hartlepool Borough Council Looked after young people and care leavers with Cambridgeshire in partnership with CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health … Continue reading

22nd May 2015 · Leave a comment

National logo, graphics and design

Such a huge thank you from the partnership goes to Ross Beard, Graphic Designer @ Brighton & Hove City Council, for his excellent work to develop our logo and graphics. Ross … Continue reading

22nd May 2015 · Leave a comment

Child-focused Care Planning and Review Processes

Published: May 22, 2015 Courtesy of Sharon Martin, Vice Chair National IRO Partnership, Chair South East Region and IRO Manager for Brighton and Hove Safeguarding and Review Service. IROs have … Continue reading

22nd May 2015 · 2 Comments

Child-centred reviews

May 20th, 2015 Courtesy of The Children’s Involvement Team (CIT), Sheffield City Council, worked with Sheffield’s Independent Reviewing Service to develop a Child Centred Review process. Background CIT used an … Continue reading

20th May 2015 · Leave a comment

Overarching vision, aims and objectives

Vision To build on models of best practice, to improve outcomes for children looked after and care leavers. The National IRO Partnership is committed to creating an excellent Independent Reviewing … Continue reading

20th May 2015 · Leave a comment

IRO Regional Networks

The Regions of England Find out more about the work of the regional networks. Here North East North West East Midlands West Midlands Yorkshire and Humber Eastern Greater London South … Continue reading

20th May 2015 · Leave a comment

Resource Library

The partnership seeks to improve outcomes for looked after children by providing up-to-date guidance to independent reviewing officers (IROs) about how they should discharge their distinct responsibilities to looked after … Continue reading

20th May 2015 · Leave a comment

Online Discussions & Learning Forums

Statutory IRO work raises many complex dilemmas and few simple answers. Sharing experiences on difficult scenarios can prove an invaluable, and often lively, way of discussing how to approach tricky … Continue reading

20th May 2015 · Leave a comment

South East Regional Meeting

Regional Leads / Chairs for the SE Region Alex Sutton | East Sussex County Council | Alex.Sutton@eastsussex.gov.uk Sharon Martin | Brighton & Hove City Council | Contact: Sharon.martin@brighton-hove.gcsx.gov.uk Regional Update … Continue reading

20th May 2015 · Leave a comment

Practice Leads

The partnership now has a number of practice leads with the aim to: Bring extra capacity to help the partnership and its members stay ahead of good practice, to be … Continue reading

20th May 2015 · Leave a comment

Open Consultations

Full consultations details, including supporting documents, can be found on our partnership website consultations section. You can respond online to any of our live consultations using this website. All open … Continue reading

20th May 2015 · Leave a comment

National Events

The National IRO Manager/DfE Partnership holds meetings with its national leads/regional chairs four times a year. Dates of meetings for 2015 Date: 14th April 2015. Time: 10:00 am Venue: Sanctuary Buildings, … Continue reading

20th May 2015 · Leave a comment

Call for help …

The partnership welcomes help to deliver news relevant to IROs. We are always on the look-out for future articles and we are seeking views on a number of draft documents. … Continue reading

19th May 2015 · Leave a comment

Multi-agency training tool ‘Charlie’

Practice Challenge We know from research that children’s early experiences can have long-term impacts on their emotional and physical health, social development, education and future employment. Local authorities take children … Continue reading

19th May 2015 · Leave a comment

IRO Consultation with Children Toolkit

Courtesy of: Nicola Howard, Independent Reviewing Officer, Leeds City Council. The Leeds IRO Consultation with Children Toolkit was devised as a way to support IROs in their enhanced role of promoting … Continue reading

19th May 2015 · Leave a comment

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