The CEO of Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound, has been recognised in the East Midlands Leadership Awards – which celebrate the people that are role models within their organisations and raise the bar for their competitors. Tracy Harrison won the Public and Third Sector leadership category ahead of four other finalists.

Safe and Sound celebrated its 20 th anniversary last year as the county’s only dedicated charity which supports children, young people and families whose lives have been affected by exploitation including sexual exploitation, trafficking, County Lines, modern slavery and radicalisation.

Tracy Harrison said: “I am obviously delighted to have won this award but a leader is only as good as the team around them. It was therefore an honour to represent all the amazing people who work so hard to support and protect children, young people and families in our local communities”.

“Furthermore, a key priority for us as a charity is to raise awareness of the issue so platforms such as this are important to engage and educate more people that any child is in danger of exploitation both online and in person – regardless of their sex, age, family background or culture – but that help and support is available should they have concerns.”

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