CH SBR 007

Independent Reviewing Officers: Strategic Briefing (2015)

Published: 02/12/2015

Author: Clements K, Street C


The Children and Families Act 2014, a number of recent research projects and Serious Case Review (SCR) evidence all highlight themes that have implications for Independent Reviewing Officer (IRO) services. This briefing explores the progress made to implement key messages from research in the increasingly uncertain and complex operation context.

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PQS:KSS - Creating a context for excellent practice | Designing a system to support effective practice | Quality assurance and improvement | Promote and govern excellent practice | Shaping and influencing the practice system | Effective use of power and authority | Performance management and improvement | Analysis, decision-making, planning and review | The law and the family and youth justice systems | Organisational context

PCF - Professionalism | Rights, justice and economic wellbeing | Intervention and skills | Contexts and organisations | Professional leadership

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