Reviews for looked-after children: a guide for parents

What to expect at the review meeting

Before the meeting your child’s social worker and the Independent Reviewing Officer will discuss your child’s care plan and progress with you. The social worker will produce a report and bring it to the meeting.

At the meeting the main focus of discussion will be:

  • The current day to day arrangements for the care of your child, including their health, education, emotional well being
  • The plan for their long term care.

We will make sure the meeting is as child friendly and relaxed as possible so your child feels comfortable and safe enough to contribute.

The Independent Reviewing Officer will complete a written report of the review meeting, recording the decisions that are made. You will receive copies of the IRO’s report and the social worker’s report.

At the end of the meeting, a date for the next review will be agreed.