In 2017, Sarah was awarded the ‘Points of Light’ award by Theresa May.
Points of Light are outstanding individual volunteers – people who are making a change in their community. The Prime Minister uses Points of Light to recognise an inspirational volunteer.
In a personal letter to Sarah, Prime Minister Theresa May said:
“Through ‘Children Heard and Seen’, you have created an important support network for children facing challenging circumstances. Your programmes are giving a voice to children of prisoners and helping families to break the cycle of offending that can develop.”
“I am very appreciative to have won this award and for the recognition this brings to everyone who has supported the setting up of Children Heard and Seen. Children of prisoners are an invisible group and I feel passionately that they should be supported to fulfil their potential. Breaking the cycle of generational offending is not only a positive outcome for the child but for the community as a whole by reducing the anti social behaviour and crime in their area. My wish for the future is that all the children in England and Wales will be supported by Children Heard and Seen not only the children of prisoners within Thames Valley.”