When a child is “looked after”, they become the subject of LAC Reviews, 6 monthly meetings chaired by an Independent Review Officer (IRO), to look at their placement, their education, health and contact and ensuring that all of their needs are met. If the child is able to understand, they will be invited along for some or all of the meeting. If they don’t want to attend, or it is not considered appropriate, the IRO will go to see the child and record their wishes and feelings. These meetings, like Conferences, tend to be very full and lots of different topics are discussed. It can be very helpful to have an advocate, family member, or friend with you to take notes and for support.