Make a Referral
If you have concerns that a child is at risk of exploitation in Derbyshire, you can make a referral to Safe and Sound by filling out the form below and emailing to [email protected]
We will review this and be in touch with you to discuss next steps and what aspects of our services may be of benefit.
We may be able to help with:
Our awareness sessions are delivered to schools, families, community groups and professionals. By raising awareness we can help prevent exploitation occurring.
One to One Support
For children or young people who are at risk of being exploited, we give them a dedicated support worker who works with them individually to address their risk factors.
Disruption & Youth Work
Complimenting our support services, our Youth Work team will introduce children and young people to positive activities like sport or music enabling them to socialise in a safe environment and build their resilience to risk.
Some children and young people who have had their risk of exploitation addressed still need further help. Our transition process provides them with life skills, mentoring and a longer period of help as they move back to normal day to day life.
In partnership with the University of Derby, our Education Worker will develop new resources and offer educational sessions with a real focus on hard to reach groups and those with special educational needs or a disability. This will include a greater presence online. By improving understanding at an early stage, we can help keep the most vulnerable children and young people safe.
Our family support worker provides support to families with deeper issues financial struggles, addiction, disabilities or domestic problems. Often these can be at the root of a child or young person’s vulnerability to exploitation – by helping the whole family we also keep the child or young person safe.
Sometimes those who most need our help are least able to access it in the usual way. Our Outreach service takes us out into the community and allows us to reach out to people where this may be the case, either because of language, transport or other issues that prevent them finding our services. This allows us to proactively find and support children and families.
For many years we have been keen to share our experiences and best practice ideas with other professionals working in Childrens Services and related professions
Unfortunately at this time we are unable to accept referrals from outside of Derbyshire, but we are happy to offer advice – please call us on 01332 362120 with any out of area queries.
If you believe a child or young person is in immediate danger, call the police on 101 (non emergency) or 999.