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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.

Please note that older press releases may contain out-of-date information.

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Film Release Brings Together Key Safe Derby Messages

Film Release Brings Together Key Safe Derby Messages

A hard-hitting film highlighting the importance of stepping in and challenging harassment and violence against women has been released as part of a city-wide awareness campaign. The ‘Safe Derby’ campaign, backed by Home Office funding, was launched recently to...

Specialist charity Safe and Sound has secured funding from the government’s expanded Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF) to run a two-week programme for young people and families whose lives have been affected by child exploitation.

Holiday Activities and Food Programme Update

Safe and Sound has completed a second Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF) across the city as part of our grassroots work to support children and young people who have been victims of exploitation or who are at risk of becoming exploited. We supported 56...

Specialist charity Safe and Sound has secured funding from the government’s expanded Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF) to run a two-week programme for young people and families whose lives have been affected by child exploitation.

Easter Programme Supports Vulnerable Children and Families

Specialist charity Safe and Sound has secured funding from the government’s expanded Holiday Activities and Food programme (HAF) to run a two-week programme for young people and families whose lives have been affected by child exploitation. Thanks to HAF funding...

Safe and Sound Marks Anniversary With Service Expansion - Therapy

Safe and Sound Marks Anniversary With Service Expansion

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity, Safe and Sound, has marked its 20th anniversary with the launch of new therapy services to help children and young people regain their self-esteem and move forward positively with their lives. Safe and Sound...

Pupils Empowered To Have A Voice With Safe Derby Workshops

Pupils Empowered To Have A Voice With Safe Derby Workshops

A schools workshop programme highlighting the impact of peer on peer abuse and empowering young people to speak out if they seeing something wrong is underway as part of the city’s Safe Derby campaign. The ‘I Can I Will’ workshop has been developed by specialist...

City Women Trained To Be Active Bystanders - Safe Derby

City Women Trained To Be Active Bystanders

A group of Muslim women are amongst the first to receive formal training that aims to empower them to make a stand against violence and inappropriate behaviour towards women and girls. Fifteen women are taking part in the Active Bystander training run by Central...

Safe Derby Campaign

City Centre Network Of Safe Places Announced

A network of shops, bars, offices and public buildings in the city centre which are designated as ‘Safe Places’ for women and girls to seek help and support if they are concerned about their safety has been announced. The initiative is part of the Safe Derby...

Safe Derby Campaign

Allies of Women Speak Out

Prominent men across Derby’s sport, charity and cultural sectors have joined together to speak out about violence against women and girls. ‘Allies of Women’ is led by Derby County Community Trust (DCCT) who are a key partner in the Safe Derby campaign alongside...

Race Night - Safe and Sound, Derby, Derbyshire, Charity 2022

Race Night Fun For Charity Fundraisers

A Race Night, organised by local charity Safe and Sound, romped home above target – raising more than £5,000 to enable the charity to support more children and young people across Derbyshire who are victims of or at risk of child exploitation. More than 120 people...

Better CCTV and Lighting Aims To Improve Community Safety - Safe Derby

Better CCTV and Lighting Aims To Improve Community Safety

Improved CCTV coverage and better lighting in potential crime hot spots will be completed by Derby City Council in the coming weeks as part of a programme aimed at preventing violence against women and girls in public places. The capital works is part of the...

Safe Derby - Free Workshops Empower Women and Girls To Take Control

Free Workshops Empower Women and Girls To Take Control

Free workshops have been organised across the city aimed at empowering women and girls who are concerned about their personal safety. The Get Home Safely workshops are run by Derby-company MAX Conflict Management as part of the Safe Derby campaign. The workshops...

Butlers Pantry

Business and Charity Collaboration Is Recipe For Success

Burnaston-based Butlers Pantry will be teaching vital life and employability skills to groups of young people who are supported by Safe and Sound as part of the local charity’s expanded youth activities programme. The catering company’s head chef Ralph Skripek will...

Mark Richardson and Tracy Harrison -New Chairperson At Safe and Sound

New Chairperson At Safe and Sound

Safe and Sound, the local charity that specialises in supporting children, young people and families across Derbyshire who are victims of or at risk of child exploitation, has appointed a new chairperson. Mark Richardson, a partner at commercial property agents...

Safe and Sound Confirmed as Record Breakers

Safe and Sound Confirmed as Record Breakers

A Derbyshire charity’s bid to be recognised as a record breaker has been given the green light by the world-famous governing body. Specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound created more than 1,000 printed butterflies which were displayed at Derbion in...

Miller Homes

Miller Homes Supports Families in Need This Christmas

Families across Derby will now have a Christmas to remember thanks to a donation from Miller Homes.  The housebuilder delivered a selection of food to Derby-based charity, Safe and Sound Group, who, as part of their Christmas initiative, have been providing hampers...

Upright Toy Run Returns

The annual UpRight Derbyshire biker convoy has supported Derbyshire specialist charity Safe and Sound this year – delivering hundreds of gifts and food hampers to families affected by child exploitation. More than 200 bikers, dressed as Santa and elves travelled...

Charity Supporters Cook Up A Feast For Safe and Sound

Charity Supporters Cook Up A Feast For Safe and Sound

Supporters of Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound have donated their favourite recipes for a digital cookbook to help the organisation support more local young people and families. Local businesses including Cosy, MiniAperture...

City Centre Outreach Programme Hailed Success

City Centre Outreach Programme Hailed Success

Specialist Derbyshire charity Safe and Sound has teamed up with Derby County Community Trust and Derby City Council to engage with young people in the city centre on Friday and Saturday evenings. The charities’ outreach teams have been highly visible in areas such...

Half-Term at Safe and Sound Charity Derby - soap making workshop 1

Safe and Sound’s fun-filled half term activities

Last week, it was Autumn half-term for many and Safe and Sound’s Youth Worker, Sally, planned a week jam-packed with fun for children and young people in the City, including table tennis, a trip to the cinema, youth clubs, boxing, and a participation workshop. The...

Darley Abbey Mills - Derbyshire, Child exploitation, Safe and Sound

Mills Neighbours Continue Collaborations

Two neighbouring businesses at Darley Abbey Mills have been recognised in the Derbyshire Live Business Awards. Specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound won the Not for Profit Organisation of the year award. Meanwhile Loates HR Consultancy won the...

Hope Heroes campaign - New and Emerging Communities Worker at Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound

Voting Opens For Safe and Sound Hero

The New and Emerging Communities Worker at Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound has been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of the positive impact that she is making on the lives of young people and their families in...

Derbyshire Live Business Awards

Further Recognition For Safe and Sound

Specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound has won the title of Not for Profit organisation of the year in the Derbyshire Live Business Awards. The award, presented at a glittery awards ceremony at Derby Arena, was in recognition of the charity’s...

Derby Youth Awards

Local Charity Volunteer Recognised With City Award

A 22-year-old girl who volunteers for the Safe and Sound charity has been recognised at the third annual Derby Youth Awards. Keeley Howard has been presented with the award for Inspirational Young Person of the Year at the Youth Voice Awards organised by Sporting...

Further Recognition For Safe and Sound

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...

World Record Evidence

World Record Evidence Submitted

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound have submitted detailed evidence to Guinness World Records in their bid to become a record breaker for the ‘largest display of butterfly replicas’. University of Derby Entomology Professor Karin...

World Record Attempt - Image 1

World Record Attempt Marks Next Stage In Charity Growth

Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound are gearing up for a world record attempt to spearhead the next phase of their Butterfly Appeal. Safe and Sound have been working with two local businesses, Colleague Box and Mercia Image Print, to...