Eastern IRO Network

NIROMP has an established network of regional alliances made up of IRO managers and IROs. Our regional networks cover the nine government area regions of England.

regional networks

NIROMP’s regional networks aim to:
o help IROs achieve continuously better and more consistent practice;

o be responsive to policy and practice updates, consultation exercises and research projects – keeping members up to date with developments and service issues;

o ensure contributions from IROs draw on their expertise – to use this towards the effective learning, development and consistently effective delivery of IRO services at local, regional and national level;

o to use the regional networks to understand local variations and challenges to practice which are driving regional priorities;

o allow flexibility for local, regional and national priorities;

o provide leadership of task and finish groups which can be called on for specific support by DfE, local authorities and other key stakeholders, as required.

the eastern region

  • Bedford Borough
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Centra
  • Bedfordshire
  • Hertfordshire
  • Luton
  • Norfolk
  • Peterborough
  • Southend-on-Sea
  • Suffolk
  • Thurrock

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eastern regional leads

Kim Burrowes and Sharon Keenan


To ensure that your enquiry /feedback is directed to the appropriate Regional Lead at NIROMP, please complete and submit the following.

One of your regional leads will respond as soon as possible.

Please be patient and respect that NIROMP’s work is undertaken on a voluntary, non-funded basis.

Advice and help

We are unable to offer advice on private individual child or family matters, intervene or investigate complaints about agencies or local authorities.

If you are looking to make a complaint about children’s social care please contact your local authority about how to follow the official complaints procedure. Once you have exhausted the official complaints process you can make a referral to the Local Government OmbudsmanNIROMP is unable to make such referrals on your behalf.

For complaints about services please follow the official complaints procedure in the first instance. If you are dissatisfied with an outcome, you can make a formal complaint to Ofsted or the Department for Education.

advisory groups

NIROMP’s Chair will meet quarterly with the Advisory Group Leads; Steering Group Leads and Regional Leads about the progress of NIROMP’s overarching work plan.

During 2019 we will see the introduction of advisory groups and steering groups in addition to regional leads attached to the nine government area regions across England.

NIROMP, through the involvement of advisory group members, steering groups and regional leads, will bring a broad knowledge, experience and skills base to secure better life chances and choices for all children and young people in care and leaving care.

Our advisory groups will provide an important link between, for example, the lived experience of children, young people and the independent reviewing officers here to serve them. Aiming to provide the vital assurance necessary to achieving greater consistency of IRO services, advisory groups will help shape ideas and solutions. Importantly, they will also provide an important assurance and challenge function.

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