Council services’ social media takes top award

Friday May 22nd 2020


Midlothian council’s Participation Assistant, Ashleigh Stephen.

Written by Midlothian View Reporter, Luke Jackson

Midlothian Council’s Children’s Services scooped the “Greatest Social Media Activity” award at the Mind Of My Own national annual awards ceremony.

The ceremony which should have taken place in Birmingham was live streamed on Wednesday afternoon.

During the ceremony, the council’s Participation Assistant, Ashleigh Stephen, was recognised for all her hard work.

Midlothian Council’s Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Councillor Jim Muirhead said:

“Mind Of My Own works with over 75 organisations across the world so this is an amazing achievement for our team.

“The Mind of My Own App is being used extensively by both workers, children and young people during this pandemic. It is another way that children and young people can keep in touch with their worker to make them aware of how they are feeling and what additional support they may require. This coupled with all the on line activities that Ashleigh is leading on for the Midlothian Champions Group within Midlothian is ensuring that children and young people are kept busy and active and also connected with each other during lock down.”



Mind of My Own works with local authorities, voluntary organisations, independent fostering and residential providers, schools and police forces. The Mind of My Own ‘One’ creates apps to help make sure opinions from all children and young people are listened to.

The Midlothian Champions Group are young people who are care experienced. They help shape Children’s Services policies around care experienced children.

To follow the Midlothian Champions on social media, you can find them at:

Facebook- Midlothian Champions board

Instagram- Midlothian Champions board

Twitter – @midlothianchamp

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