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Independent Reviewing Officer

  • Location: Stoke, England
  • Salary: £38 - £38 per hour
  • Type: Temporary / Full Time

Seven Social Care is looking for a Independent Reviewing Officer in Stoke

The role:

To perform the roles and responsibilities of the Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) as outlined in the Children and Young Person’s Act (2008), IRO Handbook (2010) and Care Planning Regulations (2010 and 2015) and Fostering (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations (2015) and the Adoption Act 2002.

Key Responsibilities:

      To act for the children they review as a conscientious and responsible corporate parent would act.





To monitor the performance of Stoke on Trent on an ongoing basis in relation to their response to children in care and ensure any issues are escalated appropriately.


To quality assure every care plan following each review meeting and consider that all appropriate options have been considered to meet the child’s identified needs ( type of placement , location of placement etc., including specific additional resources ) .IROs must focus on children’s needs being met but cannot be unaware of resource/ cost implications.


To ensure that the child’s permanency plan is the right plan and to prevent ‘drift’ and delay and that all viable options considered


To ensure that the child’s legal status is appropriate and to prevent any breach of a child’s human rights in all aspect of care planning.

Working with Seven Social Care:

Established in 2011, Seven Social Care is a leading provider of social care professionals to county councils, charities, hospitals, care homes and private organisations across the UK.

Seven is the recruitment service that guarantees experienced, qualified and available staff exactly when you need them. Our expert talent acquisition team seamlessly connect professionals to all areas of social care; including Children and Adults, Mental Health, Substance Misuse, Community, Support Work and everything in between.

After being shortlisted for multiple awards in 2018, we are proud of our nationwide reputation for providing a world-class recruitment service that is underpinned by honesty, integrity and attention to detail.

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