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PLEASE FIND BELOW SOME PRESS ARTICLES RELATING TO OUR WORK WITH CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE AT RISK OF AND AFFECTED BY EXPLOITATION AND ABUSE ACROSS DERBYSHIRE.

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Wider Exploitation

Safe and Sound Launches Wider Exploitation Programme

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity, Safe and Sound, has launched a new far-reaching programme in response to the increased vulnerabilities amongst children and young people to wider exploitation. The charity says that increased isolation, online...

Toyota Manufacturing UK Supports Safe and Sound

Toyota Manufacturing UK Supports Safe and Sound

Toyota Manufacturing UK Charitable Trust has donated nearly £5,000 to Derbyshire child exploitation charity Safe and Sound to support their outreach work programme. Toyota Manufacturing UK has contributed more than £6.3 million to a variety of local community...

Safe and Sound cheque being presented by the Derby Rotary Club

Local Families Raise Vital Funds For Safe and Sound

The Rotary Club of Derby have presented local charity Safe and Sound with a cheque for £1,500 following a successful virtual Santa Sleigh project throughout December. The organisation had to adapt its annual Santa Sleigh due to the pandemic and worked with charity...

Safe and Sound Steps Up Safer Internet Awareness Support

Local charity Safe and Sound is marking Safer Internet Day (Tuesday February 9 2021) with the launch of a new online webchat for professionals working with children and young people who are particularly vulnerable to online grooming and exploitation. This year’s...

Businesses Step Up Support For Hope Box Appeal

A wide range of businesses have successfully kick-started a special appeal launched by Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound. Safe and Sound have teamed up with Derby-based personalised gift company Colleague Box to create a bespoke...

Lucy Orme, Fundraising Marketing Manager, Safe Sound, Derbyshire

Business Development Specialist Joins Safe and Sound Team

Safe and Sound, the specialist charity which supports children and young people across Derbyshire who are victims of or at risk of child exploitation, has appointed Lucy Orme as fundraising and marketing officer. Lucy joins the charity from the University of Derby...

Repton Security Supports Safe & Sound, Derbyshire

Local Company Provides Vital Support To Safe and Sound

A Hilton-based company, which specialises in security management, has pledged support for a local charity to expand its work with children and young people who are victims of or at risk of exploitation and their families. Repton Security has donated several mobile...

Virtual Santa Aims To Spread Festive Cheer

The Rotary Club of Derby has adapted its annual Santa Sleigh to spread joy and excitement to even more children this year and raise much-needed funds for two charities who support some of the most vulnerable local young people. In normal times, the Club Santa...

Superheroes Initiative Set To Support Safe and Sound

Derbyshire charity Safe and Sound has been chosen as a recipient for a national initiative encouraging businesses to donate the unused cost of their Christmas charity. Xmas Party Heroes has set up an online platform https://xmaspartyheroes.co.uk/ for donations in...

New Project Manager for Safe & Sound

I am very excited to have the opportunity to join the management team at Safe and Sound. I have worked at Safe and Sound for nine years across a wide range of roles. This has never been ‘just a job’ for me, it has been a purpose. Working at Safe and Sound is a path...

LOCAL CHARITY AMBASSADOR RECOGNISED WITH CITY AWARD

A 19-year-old girl who has survived child exploitation and is now an ambassador for specialist local charity Safe and Sound has been recognised at the second annual Derby Youth Awards. Louise Murphy-Fairclough has been presented with the Inspirational Young Person...

Local Charity Returns To Its Roots

Specialist Derbyshire charity Safe and Sound has launched a weekly outreach programme across the city in a bid to protect more young people from child exploitation. Safe and Sound supports children and young people across Derbyshire who are victims of or at risk of...

PCC toasts funding boost with Derbyshire charity

Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Hardyal Dhindsa has provided vital funding to support a charity’s specialist work with vulnerable young people who are victims of or at risk of exploitation. The Commissioner visited  Derbyshire-based charity Safe and Sound...

Safe and Sound Gains University of Derby Recognition

Local specialist charity Safe and Sound’s commitment to supporting the employability of University of Derby students has been officially recognised with two prestigious awards. Safe and Sound supports children and young people across Derbyshire who are victims of...

Local Business Leader First To Join Virtual Cycle

Derby business leader Helen Wathall MBE has become the first to sign up for a virtual cycle ride organised by specialist Derbyshire charity Safe and Sound. Miss Wathall is managing director and the fifth generation of her family to head up Wathall’s funeral...

Safe and Sound Wins Two Prestigious Awards

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound has clinched two regional awards in recognition of its achievements. The East Midlands Charity Awards were announced during a virtual event – celebrating the work of charities across the region and...

Regional Recognition For Safe and Sound

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound has been shortlisted for two regional awards in recognition of its achievements. Safe and Sound has reached the finals of the East Midlands Charity Awards 2020 which incorporates 14 different...

Safe and Sound Gears Up For Increased Demand For Support

The full impact of the pandemic lockdown on young people’s safety and mental well-being will not be truly revealed until young people return to school, according to the chief executive of specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound. Safe and Sound supports...

Local Residents De-Clutter For Charity

Derby-based Safe and Sound support children and young people who are victims of or at risk of child exploitation – including sexual, County Lines, Modern Slavery and trafficking – and their families. A major part of the charity’s Butterfly Appeal to enable the...

Local Charity Gains National Recognition

The chief executive and a young ambassador of Derby-based charity Safe and Sound have both gained national recognition for their work to tackle and raise awareness of child exploitation. Charity leader Tracy Harrison and child sexual exploitation survivor Louise...

Local Charity Welcomes Government Support

Specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound has welcomed news that the Government has pledged further support for frontline charities during the pandemic. Chancellor Rishi Sunack announced yesterday (Wednesday April 8) that charities across the UK will...

New Trustees Join Safe and Sound Board

Safe and Sound, the local charity that specialises in supporting children and young people across Derbyshire who are victims of or at risk of child exploitation and their families, has appointed a new chairperson and several new trustees The former chief executive...

Motion Vehicles Gear Up To Support For Safe and Sound

Vehicle leasing specialists Motion Vehicles have joined forces with specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound to support its work across Derbyshire Motion Vehicles, based in Hilton, has pledged support for the charity in a number of ways including...

Brave Fundraisers Take Leap of Faith for Local Charity

A 32-strong group of fundraisers abseiled 80ft off Miller’s Dale Bridge in the Peak District to raise money for the local charity that supports children and young people in Derbyshire who are victims or at risk of child exploitation including online grooming,...

Local Communities Raise Vital Funds For Safe and Sound

Local people in Littleover, Mickleover and Chellaston have helped Rotary Club of Derby raise £2,500 for specialist Derby charity Safe and Sound. Volunteers and Rotary Club members took their Santa Sleigh across the local communities – collecting donations from...

Ambassadors Fly The Flag For Safe and Sound

Derbyshire Chief Constable Peter Goodman, former Rams captain Shaun Barker, BAFTA winning actor Molly Windsor and business owner Amanda Strong are the first to join Safe and Sound’s Ambassador programme. As well as highlighting the charity’s work amongst their own...

Rise In Exploitation Is Worrying Trend

I was however particularly shocked by the release of Government figures that 2019 saw an all-time high of 18,000 children and young people being groomed and sexually exploited in the UK. Furthermore, this is probably only the tip of the iceberg as many incidents go...

Tracy Harrison - Safe and Sound, Derby, Derbyshire, HHelping Children at Risk of Exploitation

We are seeking up to four new trustees to join our board

At Safe and Sound, we aim to transform children and young people’s lives for the better and we want you to help us with that vision. We are looking for BRILLIANT people to join our Board of Trustees to be part of our journey too. We are at a pivotal point in our...

Local Fundraiser Prepares For His Ultimate Challenge

A Derby charity fundraiser is preparing for his ultimate challenge to raise money for local charity Safe and Sound’s Butterfly Appeal. Simon Barcz (39) from Oakwood has already raised more than £10,000 for Derby-based Safe and Sound which specialises in grassroots...

New Communities CSE Project Extended

A pilot project to support and protect children and young people in Derby’s new communities who are victims of or at risk of child sexual exploitation (CSE) has been extended. Specialist local charity Safe and Sound has been part of a wider Government-funded...