Settling into care

Independent reviewing officers

Independent Reviewing Officers (IROs) are responsible for chairing reviews for children living in children’s homes or foster care. Such children are also known as 'children looked after' or 'children in care'.

If you are a child in care you will be provided with an IRO. They are responsible for deciding how you will be cared for. They meet with you before each review meeting and ask how things are going for you. Then they take your feedback into account to plan you future care needs. They also review how the local authority manages your circumstances.

To find out more about IROs download: A young people's guide to the Independent Reviewing Officers' handbook.

If you would like to tell us about the care you receive please contact us via the contact details below.