Sensational Kids Clinches Top Award in National Impact Awards, Recognised for Transformative Therapy Services

Wednesday 21st February 2024 – Sensational Kids, a pioneering social enterprise and charity based in Kildare, West Cork, Mayo and Monaghan, is delighted to announce its groundbreaking achievement in securing first place in the medium/large social enterprise category of the Irish Local Development Network Impact Awards. The distinguished award, accompanied by a €10,000 grant, underscores Sensational Kids’ unparalleled commitment to creating profound positive changes in the lives of children and families through its transformative therapy services.

Following a rigorous application and judging process, Sensational Kids emerged as the national leader in its category, garnering acclaim for its unwavering dedication to measuring and enhancing the outcomes of therapeutic support services for children and adolescents. In particular, Sensational Kids was commended for its comprehensive two-year project aimed at measuring the impact of its therapy interventions, a milestone achievement in the realm of paediatric therapy.


Two years ago, Sensational Kids embarked on a groundbreaking initiative to systematically measure the outcomes of the therapies it provides to children. The results of this ambitious endeavour were independently evaluated by a reputable paediatric therapy company in the USA, utilising an evidence-based outcome measurement tool. The findings revealed that Sensational Kids not only facilitated “clinically meaningful change” but consistently exceeded the clinically meaningful change score of 2, documenting numerical evidence of the profound positive changes experienced by children receiving interventions at Sensational Kids.


Karen Leigh, CEO & Founder of Sensational Kids, expressed her profound gratitude for the recognition, stating, “This award is a testament to the dedication and expertise of our team, as well as the transformative impact of our therapy services on the lives of children and families. We are immensely proud of the outcomes we have achieved and remain committed to advancing excellence in paediatric therapy.”

The Irish Local Development Network Impact Award underscores Sensational Kids’ relentless pursuit of excellence in delivering impactful interventions that empower children to reach their fullest potential. Sensational Kids extends heartfelt appreciation to the Irish Local Development Network for this esteemed honour and for their steadfast support of our mission to make a lasting difference in the lives of children and families.