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Council trials ‘Independent Reviewing Officers’ in adult services


Source: Children & Young People Now | By Andy McNicoll on February 17, 2017

Camden appoints social workers to posts ‘modelled on the IRO role in children’s services’ as part of government pilot scheme.

‘Hold the system to account’

The IRO role in children’s services was established on a statutory basis in 2004. Councils must fill it with registered social workers with sufficient experience to perform the role’s functions, as set out in the Children Act 1989. Every child in care currently gets an IRO, who reviews their plan and attends meetings to make sure decisions are made in their best interests.

Camden’s IRO-equivalent in adult services will not be a statutory role but will take on similar functions. The social workers will regularly meet with people and families to “understand their hopes and difficulties”, and attend care and treatment reviews to “hold the system to account”, the report said.

Read the full piece at source: Council trials ‘Independent Reviewing Officers’ in adult services

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