Please take part in our survey which is designed to canvass the impact of the new legislation across England as well as a general “temperature check” as to the experience of IROs in England and Wales. The results of the benchmark survey undertaken at the last National conference is incorporated in the NAIRO Conference report.
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In which region do you work?
Yorkshire / Humber
How long have you been an IRO?
Less than a year
5- 9 years
Are you full or part time?
What is your caseload ( in usual circumstances )?
Do you have any other regular tasks as an IRO such as...? Please tick
Link roles with teams
Undertaking foster carer reviews
Contributing to foster carer reviews
Contributing to learning and development programmes/courses
Do you have administrative support as an IRO and if so what do they do ? ( i.e Arrange CIC reviews, send out consultation documents , Typing support , Distributes minutes , Travel arrangements , print documents , book rooms , collate data , allocate cases )
To what extent do you consider that you are an “ independent reviewing officer “ or a reviewing officer within your LA ?
Your independence is well respected and your autonomy is supported by your line management
Your independence is sometimes supported by line management
Your independence is generally not supported by line management and you are generally expected to undertake your job in a managed way
The title reviewing officer most accurately describes your role rather than independent reviewing officer .
What has been the main impact of Covid19 so far on your work as an IRO ?
Reviews held remotely by Skype/ Zoom
Reduction in face to face contact with children / young people
Ceasing face to face contact with children / young people
Is your LA implementing changes as a result of the Adoption and Children ( Coronavirus) Amendment regulations 2020 that came into force on 24.4.2020?
If yes, how?
The above regulations make changes from " must" to " reasonably practical " about a range of requirements concerning the protection of children. What is your overall view about these changes ?
Positive and negative aspects balance out
Positive impact overall
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