Diagrama's chief executive David McGuire, pictured right, has paid tribute to the organisation behind a new app which enables young children and children with learning disabilities to have a say on their care.
Presenting the Children in Care award to Mind of My Own at the Children and Young People Now awards in London this week Mr McGuire said: "The team at Mind of My Own are very deserving winners - the MOMO express app is an inspired way to get the voices heard of children who would otherwise struggle to articulate how they feel about their care. It is vital that children feel included and the MOMO Express allows them to be fully involved. Many congratulations to everyone at Mind of My Own and to all those shortlisted for this award."
MOMO Express app uses expressive pictures, minimal text and affirming sounds, with features that can be tailored to the needs of the child. It can be used for education, health or social care planning or review processes and is used with a worker.
This is the third year Diagrama Foundation has sponsored the Children in Care award, which honours the local authority or care provider that has done the most to improve outcomes for looked-after children or young people, whether in residential care, foster care or other types of placement. Judges look for examples of exceptional teamwork, joint working or activity above and beyond the call of duty.
This year's awards were hosted by CITV presenter Anna Williamson, pictured far left.