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Looked After Review

Looked After Reviews (also called a Statutory Reviews) are held at specified intervals in relation to all Looked After Children. Looked After Review are normally chaired by an Independent Reviewing Officer and are designed to ensure that adequate plans are in place to safeguard and promote the overall welfare of children; and to make recommendations, as necessary, for changes to those plans.

Looked After Reviews are convened at the following intervals:

within four weeks of the child becoming Looked After; then within three months of an initial looked after review; then subsequent looked after reviews should be conducted not more than six months after any previous review.

The requirement to hold Looked After Review ends when the child ceases to be Looked After or when the local authority has authority to place for adoption, in which case there is a requirement to hold Adoption Reviews.
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