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Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014

Section 99 - Appointment of independent reviewing officer

287.Section 99 requires a local authority to appoint an independent reviewing officer (IRO) to review the case of each child it looks after. The IRO must be appointed before the child’s case is first reviewed in accordance with section 102. Subsection (4) provides that an IRO must be a person who falls within a category set out in regulations made by the Welsh Ministers.

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