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  • Date: 11/10/2023

Honeycomb Group domestic abuse specialist nominated for national award

The work of a children and young people specialist at our domestic abuse champion, Glow, has been recognised with a national award nomination.

Children and Young People’s Service Manager, Sarah Buckley has been nominated for an award at the National Children and Young People Awards 2023.

The awards, which will take place in Birmingham later this month, celebrate excellence in care for children, young people and families, highlighting innovation and best practice. Categories range from ‘biggest impact’ to ‘partnership working,’ as well as recognising young carers, fostering and adoption.

Experienced children and young people worker Sarah has been nominated in the Lifetime Achievement category.

Keen to make a difference, Sarah began her career in the domestic abuse sector as a Domestic Abuse Support Worker 10 years ago. Now she leads on all of Glow’s services for children and young people.

This includes their preventative relationship education programmes, one-to-one YPVA service (Young Person’s Violence Advisor) and specialist support, including for children living in safe accommodation. Sarah is passionate about championing the voices of children and young people, creating and shaping services that work effectively for them.

Children and Young People’s Service Manager, Sarah Buckley

Speaking about her nomination, Sarah said: “It’s an honour to be nominated alongside so many other incredible people across the sector. We’re all working towards the same goal – a better future for our children and young people. It’s amazing that the awards are recognising the importance of that.

“At Glow we’re on a mission to address, overcome and end domestic abuse. My team works with children and young people, whether that’s supporting children in abusive homes, young people living in a refuge, or educating school pupils about relationships to stop abusive behaviour from happening in the first place.

“While I do feel really proud to be nominated, it’s not just a reflection of me. It also highlights the amazing people I work with every day, who are dedicated to making sure that our children and young people are heard. This job is not for the faint hearted and definitely has its up and downs, but through the support and dedication of the team we get through it - often with a smile.

“I do what I do because I’m passionate about making a difference. To be nominated for doing what I love is just amazing.”

Click here to find out more about Glow.