Settling into care

Independent reviewing officers

Independent Reviewing Officers(IROs) are the officers responsible to chair reviews for children living in children’s homes or foster care (also known as 'child looked after' or 'child in care').

If you are a child in care you will be provided with an IRO. The IRO is the person responsible for deciding how you will be cared for. They will meet with you before each review meeting to listen to your views and will take your opinions into account when planning how you will be cared for in the future. They will also review how the local authority manages your circumstances.

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

If you would like to have your voice heard about the care you receive please contact us (see below)

Children Looked After team

Telephone: 020 8901 2690