HM Inspectorate of Education (HMIE)
The launch of ‘Count us in: Improving the education of our looked after children’ (HMIE, June 2008) took place on 10 June at the All Bar None Conference be held in Celtic Park, Glasgow.
‘Count Us In: Improving the education of our looked after children’ reports on inspection activity, including visits to a sample of fourteen local authorities, carried out in 2006-07 to assess the progress being made in improving educational outcomes for looked after children. This work was designed to complement the key messages and themes emerging from the discussions which led to ‘Looked after children and young people: we can and must do better’. The report contains evaluations of practice and, most importantly, provides examples of good practice and ‘signposts for improvement’ which local authorities and their partners can use as they continue to improve outcomes for looked after children and young people.