Category Archive: Independent Reviewing Officers

Dec 12

ENGLAND – Reviewing the Independent Reviewing Officers

The National Children’s Bureau is carrying out research funded by the Nuffield Foundation into the role of Independent Reviewing Officers in care cases in England.   The National Children’s Bureau is carrying out research funded by the Nuffield Foundation into the role of Independent Reviewing Officers in care cases in England. The study aims to provide the …

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Dec 10

ENGLAND – High workloads jeopardise care for vulnerable children

Heavy caseloads mean many independent reviewing officers (IROs) are unable to fulfill their potential to help children in care, a study has found.   Two-thirds of independent reviewing officers have caseloads that exceed recommended limits. Image: Malcolm Case-Green Research by the National Children’s Bureau (NCB) found that IROs often struggle to maintain ongoing scrutiny of …

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Jun 10

ENGLAND – Independent reviewing officers are not challenging enough, says Ofsted

Officers employed by local authorities to review care plans are failing to make enough of a difference for looked-after children, a damning report has found.   Independent reviewing officers are responsible for reviewing the cases of children in care. Image: Peter Crane The report by Ofsted found that local authority independent reviewing officers (IROs), who …

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