Safe and Sound has been shortlisted for two prestigious awards in recognition of its innovative work to support and protect young people and their families who are victims of or at risk of child exploitation.

Firstly, Safe and Sound is a finalist in the Derbyshire Live Business Awards in the Not For Profit Organisation category – sponsored by Sellick Group recruitment specialists.  The awards will be announced at Derby Arena on October 21.

Secondly, East Midlands Chamber have recognised Safe and Sound’s collaborative work by shortlisting the charity for this category in the Derbyshire Business Awards which will be announced on November 12.

Safe and Sound CEO Tracy Harrison said: “Entering awards such as these are important to raise the profile of the work we do across Derbyshire.

“They also recognise the contribution made by everyone in the organisation as well as our partners and supporters to support some of the most vulnerable young people and their families in our local communities.

“Reaching the finals is very rewarding in its own right – although it would be wonderful to actually come back with the winners’ trophies as well!”

Allen Graham, Chair of Safe and Sound added: “As a board of trustees we are extremely proud of the work our staff do in protecting vulnerable young people whilst facilitiating and enabling our communities to be safer places to live.  

“Gaining recognition of their efforts through these nominations is gratifying and a wonderful validation of their efforts. We thank all our partners and supporters and wish to congratulate all finalists.”