National review of the Independent Reviewing Officer Services 2008-09
The review of the IRO service in Wales took place in 2008. The review looked at the arrangements in place and how effective they are.
The review found that the IRO service in Wales is generally operating to a good standard within the given environment. It found a growing confidence within the service and its operational independence. It also identified that the Independent Reviewing Officer service needs strengthening to ensure that planning for looked after children is of a consistently high standard and quality.