Sarah graduated from the University of Newcastle in 2018 with a degree in Law. Whilst studying, she represented Newcastle in the BUCS Rugby Union Premiership League and was voted in as Social Secretary where she focused primarily on wellbeing support and inclusion in the sport. She remained involved in rugby, providing support for LGBT+ inclusion within local teams back in her hometown of Rotherham.
Following her own lived experiences, Sarah felt strongly about upholding the rights and liberties of vulnerable young people and families, particularly in relation to domestic violence, exploitation and LGBT+ inequalities. She was therefore delighted to join JfKL in February 2019 as the Youth Participation and Engagement officer for the new school exclusions project.
Before joining JfKL, Sarah worked as a youth advocate for The ReallyNEET Project based in South Yorkshire. Much of her work involved mobilising vulnerable young people to achieve beyond their perceived potential. She worked particularly with SEN young people and those impacted by LGBT+ domestic violence and/or disrupted home life. Sarah also helped co-design and present an online education programme for children and young people experiencing social isolation and/or agoraphobia, which is expected to run as a nationwide pilot in 2020. She aims to continue expanding on her Children Rights knowledge, with the hopes of transferring this into a legal career in the future.