In order for the aspirations and expectations for Children in our Care and Care Leavers to be realised, it is important that the Corporate Parenting Panel responsible for achieving them receive regular reports that set out progress. The annual Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) report is part of that process.
An annual report of the Independent Reviewing (IRO) Service for looked after children is required in accordance with the Children and Young Person’s Act 2008 and subsequent statutory guidance published by the Department for Children Schools and Families in 2010 as set out in the The IRO Handbook.
The annual report should be presented to the responsible Director for Children Services, Lead Member for Children and the Corporate Parenting Panel. It should be available as a public document on the relevant council or Trust website.
Over time, we aim to add all published reports to this page but we cannot be held responsible for keeping this page up to date and do not in any way claim that this page is an exhaustive list. Rather, it is a work in progress and anyone wishing to see the annual report for a particular authority should contact the relevant local authority in the first instance.
If you are an IRO Manager and cannot see your report listed or you have a more up-to-date report, please contact your regional lead with the details including the relevant link.
IRO Annual Report template can be downloaded: here
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Derby City Council | Dudley | Durham County Council | East Riding | East Sussex County Coucil | Enfield Council | Gloucester | Guildford | Halton | Haringey Council | Havering | Hertfordshire County Council | Hounslow
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Kent County Council | Kirklees Metropolitan Borough Council | Lancashire | Leicester County Council | Lincolnshire County Council | London Borough of Barnet | London Borough of Bromley | London Borough of Ealing | London Borough of Lambeth | London Borough of Lewisham | London Borough of Newham | Middlesbrough | Milton Keynes Council | Northumberland | North Yorkshire County Council | Nottinghamshire County Council
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Oldham | Portsmouth City Council | Plymouth | Redcar & Cleveland | Rotherham Borough Council | Salford City Council | Sheffield | Shropshire Council | Slough | Southwark | South Thyneside | Stockton-on-Tees | Surrey | Sunderland City Council