What is an IRO
An independent reviewing officer or IRO is someone who chairs reviews for children who are looked after. They have to make sure that all those involved with children and young people in care are doing what they should ne to make sure that children get the best care in all aspects of their lives.
What is a Review
A review is a meeting for children and young people who are looked after by social services or in care. It is a meeting between the people involved with these children and young people to check out how things are going for them and make any chages that need to be made to their care plan.
The review is about YOU and it is really important thet you have your say.
Where will my review be held
You should be asked about where you would prefer the review to be held - such as where you are living or at a social services' office. Your social worker will talk this through with you.
Who should be at the review
Usually your carers, someone from your family, your social worker and the IRO who will lead the meeting. Other people that may attend could be a teacher, an advocate, an independant visitor or and adult you can trust. You can also ask for certain people not to attend.