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.
Link to the partnerships website for IROs here.
IROs statutory role as champions for children in care and care leavers forms the heart of this magazine and IROs are the main contributors. It offers professional news; good practice highlights; reflections on topical policy matters; comment from the national chair and vice chair, as well as links to expert articles to help you build on your practice as a IRO.
We hope this first edition succeeds by shining a light on the things that matter to Independent Reviewing Officers (IROs) themselves
This magazine showcases some of what IROs are doing to meet the challenges confronting our professional endeavours – to secure better life chances for children in care and care leavers. We are always on the look-out for good practice tools and initiatives so do get in touch – let us know about what you are doing in your area to improve practice.
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A wide collection of articles, documents and publications can be accessed in our Resource Library at our new national website via the links below!
Resource Library link
National website link
If you are a IRO with an article in mind for a future publication, we would love to hear from you.
To get involved, please leave a reply with your contact details below and you can also subscribe (see side-bar) to receive regular updates for FREE!
The partnership helps bring about improvements in legislation, policy and practice by ensuring the views and experiences of children in care and young care leavers are heard at the highest level. We have a role in contributing to government consultations on policy matters to improve practice, help make the care system better, and for ensuring that IROs are kept informed of workforce developments including research and training.
The partnership is represented by a group of senior managers who represent IRO services and the work of their regions across England. Meetings of this group are held quarterly and include two elected representatives from each of the nine regions within England.
The national IRO Manager partnership are focusing on the following work plan priorities as part of this commitment to promote excellence across IRO services:
LINK TO NATIONAL WEBSITE