Welcome to the National Association of Independent Reviewing Officers.

NAIRO is the professional association for Independent Reviewing Officers. We were established in March 2009. Since then we have grown rapidly and in autumn 2014 decided to apply for charitable status. We are registered charity, number 1159275

NAIRO is a membership organisation. Full membership is open to all working IROs. Associate membership is available to any person who is not an IRO and supports our aims and objectives.


Raising Practice Standards

NAIRO has developed a toolkit containing various measures, which should help raise the IRO standards of practice. We can offer training in the new use of these measures. We can also visit Local Authorities to review IRO services against these measures if requested.



NAIRO provides high quality, affordable training and consultancy for IROs and allied professionals working with looked after children.

Our training addresses key practice issues to ensure IROs are well prepared to support young people as they navigate the variety and complexity of life.

Our training is provided by highly experienced IROs and leading figures from the field.  We include elements of case-work to ensure it can be immediately relevant to current professional practice.

We offer a range of off the peg training for individuals looking to support their continuing professional learning and development (CPD) and at an extremely competitive rate. To see our range of training please visit our training page.

Our trainers are also available to design and deliver bespoke training to organisations. ¬†Please contact us to discuss your organisation’s individual requirements.