How the partnership came into being
The partnership formed originally in 2004 as a ‘working group’ made up of IRO Managers who were representatives from the Government regional areas across England, to work with the Department for Education (DfE) on ‘IRO guidance’ for The Adoption and Children Act 2002. 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.
The managers group continues to work directly with government, acting as advisors in relation to guidance, policy and practice; and sharing regional and national information in relation to care planning and outcomes for children and young people in care and care leavers.
The partnership meets in London four times a year, and we are grateful to the DfE for hosting our meetings.
Covering each of the nine regions of England, NIROMP has a well organised programme of regional meetings / events with and for IROs.
More about the work of the regions: Contact Us
Ensuring the child’s views are taken into account: Care Proceedings: Role of the Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO)
Facilitating an effective IRO service: Local authority responsibilities
Message from the Chair: here
Feedback and comments
We hope you find the site helpful – let us know – leave a comment. Scroll to the bottom of the page and you will find a reply box where you can add some text.
We may hold your comments and we will not reply to all comments. We reserve the right to not publish all comments.
Purpose and limitations of this website
This site is self-hosted and not equipped to deal with any individual legal, emergency, criminal, mental health, safeguarding, or protection issues or advice of any kind.
Our aim is to provide useful articles for informational and interest purposes only.
- Interested in quality & performance; in practice development & improvement? An exciting opportunity …Head of Service Quality Performance & Standards Doncaster Children’s Services Trust is entering its 6th year delivering children’s social care services on behalf of … Continue reading Interested in quality & performance; in practice development & improvement? An exciting opportunity …
- Campaigners question independence of panel to recruit new children’s commissioner for EnglandA coalition of children’s rights organisations have raised concerns over the recruitment of a new children’s commissioner for England. Read full piece source: Campaigners … Continue reading Campaigners question independence of panel to recruit new children’s commissioner for England
- The Jewish New Year and Social Work — Reflection, Repentance and Coming Back. | by Ermintrude | Sep, 2020 | MediumSource and a thank you to: @Ermintrude2 Our year starts in the Autumn. The first ‘day’ of the Jewish New Year of 5781 starts … Continue reading The Jewish New Year and Social Work — Reflection, Repentance and Coming Back. | by Ermintrude | Sep, 2020 | Medium
- Research from the Nuffield Family Justice ObservatoryWe know that decisions about contact are crucially important for children and families when children are placed for adoption, removed from home through care … Continue reading Research from the Nuffield Family Justice Observatory
- Life Coaching Support for care experienced parents (or parents to be!)The Family Rights Group and Become Children’s Charity’s are continuing their offer of support and advice for parents (or parents to be!). Details of … Continue reading Life Coaching Support for care experienced parents (or parents to be!)
Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates.