Aidhour has a great deal of experience providing child focussed, high performing Independent Reviewing Officer services to children who are looked after.   Our highly trained and experienced IROs operate flexibly to provide short term cover to support capacity issues and long term as a managed service.


What is an Independent reviewing officer?

Aidhour IROs provide a truly independent overview of every child’s care.

  • Managing local authority IRO, Quality Assurance and compliance services
  • Providing IROs for children placed at a distance from their homes, placed on remand or placed in secure accommodation.
  • Providing IROs to chair disruption meetings and provide professional consultation on cases.
  • Providing IROs to undertake statutory annual foster carer reviews.


Continuity and Consistency

Aidhour has been successful in winning a number of long term contracts with local authorities which has benefited children as it means that our associates can develop meaningful and consistent relationships with them over many years.  We can also provide cover for other experienced professionals in the event of issues, such as staff sickness, without having to cancel reviews.  Staff turnover at Aidhour is almost unheard of – this means that our IROs can provide consistency and continuity to children who experience so much change and transition.

Our service is timely, outcomes focussed and well informed, supporting children to be assured of a secure and stable future. 

Best quality

Our IROs benefit from regularly updated training and feedback from Ofsted reports from local authorities across the country.  Working across so many diverse authorities enables us to benchmark best practice and achieve the best outcomes for children.

The work of our IROs is quality assured by our experienced managers who oversee each contract and meet regularly with them, supporting them in the escalation of any issues relating to children’s care arrangements.


Aidhour associates have a long standing and proven track record of positive partnership working with social workers, health professionals and schools in order to promote the best possible outcomes for children.  Aidhour IROs in boroughs are often viewed as thought-leaders in this area and run training events for foster carers, social workers and teachers about the IRO role to ensure understanding and improve the experience for children. 

To find out more about our Independent Reviewing Services, contact us for an informal chat.