This app is a really lovely example of innovation and technology being used to help young people. Thinking creatively means that social workers are able to reach children where they are, where they feel safe and in language they understand. It’s so important that we take the approach of tailoring services to what works for those that benefit from them.
Action for Children is to use a mobile and tablet app to help children in care let their social workers know how they are feeling.
Looked after children supported by the charity will be given access to the app that has been developed by technology organisation Mind of My Own.
The app, which has been co-designed by children and young people, enables children to share worries and concerns they have directly with their social workers, who will be able to more regularly assess children’s wellbeing and happiness.