On Friday I attended a very important training session which looked at how councillors and senior officers fulfil our roles as corporate parents. In Dundee there are 693 looked after children. The vast majority of these children have not done anything wrong. As one of Dundee's councillors I have to take my responsibilities to these children seriously. These children need the same opportunities as any other child, they need to be listened to, and should be viewed positively. I will try to bear this in mind when looking at a wide range of council policies. The training was delivered by Who Cares? Scotland, there is some interesting information on this issue on their website.