Who we are and what we do
NIROMP represents IROs and managers of IROs across England. Our regional networks span the nine government area regions of England. All local authorities have a duty to appoint an IRO to every child in care. The role of the IRO is prescribed in law.
Practising IROs and those who manage IROs can register interest in joining our Communities of Practice: HERE
A message from Sharon Martin, Chair of the National IRO Managers Partnership (NIROMP).
Our work programme and call to action, is based on the key principles of securing better life chances and choices for all children and young people with care experience – constantly striving for more.
Here you fill find information about NIROMP’s major priorities.We have tried to respond to common issues raised by cre-experienced young people.
NYAAG is made up of a membership of care-experienced young people aged 16 years upwards from across the country. Advisory groups bring their valuable knowledge and expertise to support our work in partnership with other organisations.
OCOS came about as a result of a collaboration between: the Care Experience Conference team; The Care Leavers Association; the National IRO Manager Partnership (NIROMP) and care experienced friends from across the wider community.
If a young person thinks that they’re not getting what they’re entitled to, or that they are not being listened to, they can ask for an advocate to help them put their views across.
We stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter protests and speaking out against continued racial injustices. Racism and racial discrimination is decades, centuries old. In 2020 racism is still killing people, destroying lives, affecting livelihoods and stopping people from breathing
Our regional leads from across all nine government region areas of England, represent their region at national level. They work with government departments, acting as advisors in relation to statutory guidance, policy and practice.
This Youth Friendly Young Person’s page contains helpful information about advocacy, our Youth Friendly version of our major priorities and information about how young people can join our advisory group.
We aim to keep up-to-date with the latest guidance and research relevant to practice. Head to our ‘News’ page to see our most recent posts.
This brief paper proposes increased dailogue between ADCS, LGA, Ofsted, DfE, and NIROMP, to consider how the role of IROs can be put to best effect.
We believe in the power of collaboration and share a common goal to create positive change together with the aim of ultimately improving the lives of children and young people in care and adults with care experience.
These messages from care and the care sector summarise the key messages that informed NIROMP’s ambitions.
Keynote speech by Sharon Martin, chair of NIROMP to Scotlands first Reviewing Officer conference.
We are committed to achieving consistently excellent services for children and young people in our care. Feel free to download and adapt any of the resources on this page.
Our library contains a range of articles which are free to download. However the most up-to-date articles are shared via News posts. You can subscribe to our website for email notifications of the latest news.
This page includes examples of how IROs can #BeTheDifference. Examples include the use of IRO challenge.
We are not NAIRO
We are NIROMP. The National Association of Independent Reviewing Officers (NAIRO) is a registered charity and fee-paying membership group. It’s Trustees and chairs include people who are not practicing IROs.
With our advice, the roles and responsibilities of the Independent Reviewing Services became embedded within the framework of the IRO Handbook, linked to revised statutory Care Planning Regulations and Guidance which was introduced in April 2011.
A selection of articles and posts of interest to parents and carers.
A selection of videos from past learning events.