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The Challenge of Challenge Facilitator Jon Fayle Co Chair

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Course Timing

This will be a half day course lasting from 9.30am to 1.30pm

Content

The course will cover the following topics

• Exploration of the element of challenge in the IRO role and its justification

• Legal framework underpinning the IROs power and duty to challenge

• Dispute resolution processes and resolving differences at an early stage

• The role of CAFCASS

• Cases that go to court

• Case examples of challenge - group discussion and exercises

• Support for IROs who challenge

• Risks to IROs of challenging and how to mitigate those risks

Who is the Training For?

Primarily the training will be for IROs. Others who work with children and young people in care and have an interest in the topic are also welcome.

Cost

£10.00 for NAIRO members, and £50.00 for non-members.

Joining NAIRO costs £40. If you are not a member and wish to save £10 and enjoy benefits of NAIRO membership here’s link to join:

Join Us - National Association of Independent Reviewing Officers (nairo.org.uk) - https://nairo.org.uk/join-us/

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This training will be provided virtually on Zoom. Please let us know if this would create any difficulty for yourself or your LA in being able to participate.

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NAIRO is the professional national association for Independent Reviewing Officers (IROs).  We represent the interests of IROs and the significance of their duties for children who are looked after by Local Authorities.

We raise awareness of the legal duties and role of IROs through:

  • Representation on behalf of IROs to parliamentary committees
  • Awareness raising and campaigning, most notably in opposition to the Exemption Clause in the 2017 Children & Social Work Act
  • Liaising with key agencies such as Cafcass, ADCS, Coram, Article 39  about the role of IROs and advocacy for children in care
  • Sharing and debating issues faced by IROs through our membership google group
  • Training and development

There are about 75,000 children in care in England and Wales. Each of them has a care plan, which must be reviewed on a periodic basis by an independent person. That independent person is an Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO). The IRO must scrutinise the local authority’s care plan for the child and listen carefully to the views of the child and others about the plan. They must challenge the local authority if they believe the plan is not in the best interests of the child.

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