Lincolnshire Police’s guardian angel for domestic abuse victims receives award

A Lincolnshire Police worker tasked with tackling domestic abuse in the county has been awarded a national Guardian Angel award for her efforts.

Sarah Norburn, Domestic Abuse Co-ordinator for the force, received a Safeguarding Recognition for her dedication and devotion to duty at a special ceremony in London.

The event was organised by the National Centre for Domestic Violence and the College of Policing to celebrate the achievements of professionals addressing domestic abuse.

Sarah said she was honoured to be presented with the special Guardian Angel award and paid tribute to all the work that goes on around the country.

She said: “Everybody in this room does amazing jobs and I happily accept this with all of my colleagues in mind. I am delighted to have been recognised.”

“The job of a Domestic Abuse Champion is also to provide clear information and services to victims, survivors, dependents and their wider family which leads to increased confidence in reporting.”

Detective Superintendent Richard Hatton, Head of Public Protection for the force, added: “It’s great Sarah has been recognised for all her hard work at a national level.”