Independent Reviewing Officers

The Council's Independent Reviewing Officers review the care plans of each looked-after child.

An Independent Reviewing Officer will usually chair care plan review meetings.

These officers must make sure that the looked after child's views and concerns are understood and taken into account in each child's care plan.

They will identify which people are responsible for making sure that any recommendations that come out of a child's care plan review are implemented. They are also able to assess the quality and effectiveness of the Council's planning and support for the children it looks after.

Independent Reviewing Officer's role in complaints

Children, care leavers, or adults who have requested or received a service from Children's Services are entitled to make complaints to the Independent Reviewing Officer about the services they use.

Further information

To find out more information, please contact the Independent Reviewing Officer.