Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Initial Free Legal Information/Signposting for NAIRO Members

NAIRO are pleased to offer our members a new service whereby a solicitor will provide NAIRO with assistance in relation to their initial legal enquiries in the course of their work.

Caroline Landes Solicitor and Partner in the firm of McMillan Williams Solicitors Limited has agreed to work with NAIRO in this regard.  Caroline has been practising law in the area of family and children for 30 years and is a member of the accreditation scheme for children law at the Law Society. 

Caroline is prepared to assist the members of NAIRO with initial legal enquiries in the course of their IRO work.  This advice will be limited to 20 minutes maximum one off per case initial legal information/signposting by telephone relating only to work undertaken by our members professionally.  

If the matter goes further then funding arrangements will be discussed and will need to be secured.  If you wish to avail yourself of this service then please contact info@nairo.org.uk who will then ask you to complete a form of referral which will be emailed to Caroline and following a conflict check being undertaken Caroline will make contact with you by telephone or email as soon as possible after your enquiry.  If the matter is urgent then please mark you enquiry accordingly. 

Caroline is of course happy to provide IRO’s with legal advice on personal/their own family matters and/or signpost them elsewhere within McMillan Williams Solicitors Limited.  However this advice will need to be funded and does not fall within the ambit of the above scheme.  

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

NAIRO Training Day for New and Aspiring IROs 2017 [Leeds]

This event is to be held:

At: Voluntary Action Leeds, Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, Hunslet, Leeds LS10 2QW

On: Thursday 18th May 2017

Time: 9.30am to 4.00pm

Price: £99.00 Members and £140.00 Non-Members

Lead Trainer:  Andrew Broome

For further information, please email training@nairo.org.uk 

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£99.00 Members

£140.00 Non-members



Monday, 17 April 2017

Section 20 & 2015 Guidance on Returning Home to Parents

NAIRO Training Event May 25th 2017 in Central London

Section 20, family reunification, and alternative routes to permanence NAIRO training event is to be held in central London:

At: Voluntary Action Islington, 200a Pentonville Road, London N1 9JP

On: Thursday 25th May 2017 

At: 9.30 am to 4.00 pm

Trainers, Professor June Thoburn, and Jon Fayle

June Thoburn will summarise the 1989-Act debates and the post-Act research on the use of Section 20, and on reunification of children from care or accommodation. She will briefly explore the relevance of the 2015 Guidance on Permanence (long-term foster care and return to parents)

A key theme of the day will be examining effective ways of involving the adults who are important to the child in the review process -specifically birth parents, relatives and foster carers. 
In the light of current debates, we shall explore the appropriate use of Section 20 as a short and longer term legal status that contributes to family connectedness for children across the age groups. 

Jon Fayle will focus on the practice of IROs in involving foster carers in the review process, looking at their role with respect to different permanence plans.

Using case vignettes drawn from actual cases, small group discussions will focus on specific issues that can arise for IROs.

Course will be £99 for NAIRO members, £140 for non members.

More details will be posted on the NAIRO website as they become available.

Please contact training@nairo.org.uk to book a place.

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£99 Members


£140 Non-members


Friday, 17 March 2017

NAIRO Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2017


This event is to be held in central London:

At:  The LIFT, 45 White Lion Street, London N1 9PW

On:  Friday 17th March 2017

Time:  10.30am to 1.00pm

Price:  Free

Guest Speaker: Carolyne Willow, Director Article 39 and NAIRO Patron

The campaign for children’s rights and the removal of the exemption clauses

General discussion: 'The Challenge of the Future'.

For further information, please email info@nairo.org.uk