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Please note that older press releases may contain out-of-date information.

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We Must All Help Young People To Find Their Voice

By Tracy Harrison, chief executive of Derbyshire’s specialist child exploitation charity, Safe and Sound. Children and young people have undoubtedly suffered throughout the pandemic – missing out on attending school, activities and enjoying social interaction which...

Molly Windsor

Creative Project Gives Young People A Voice

Derbyshire-born actor Molly Windsor, who is an ambassador for child exploitation charity Safe and Sound, was the guest of honour at a performance to celebrate an innovative creative project for local children and young people. Safe and Sound teamed up with arts...

Half Term

Half Term Youth Activities

Over the half-term week, the young people had 2 opportunities in which they were able to get involved in. On Tuesday we had Loudspeaker in to provide a confidence-building and present yourself workshop. This workshop focussed on giving young people the tips and...

volunteer

“Do you want to volunteer for Safe and Sound?”

When Tracy asked me “Do you want to volunteer for Safe and Sound? ”, it took all of 0.5 seconds to positively respond. The original idea was that I could utilise my experience and contacts working with licensed premises and raise awareness of Child Exploitation....

County Lines

County Lines – BBC East Midlands Today Report

In case you missed it, here is a piece by BBC East Midlands Today highlighting the dangers that young people face from being groomed and exploited by County Lines drugs gangs.  One of the parents we support has been brave enough to tell her own story and highlight...

Mental Health Awareness Week

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 – Art Therapy

Laura-Rose Gee, who is currently studying Creative Expressive Arts, Health and Wellbeing at the University of Derby, joined Safe and Sound to deliver six workshops that aimed to encourage and enrich healthy relationships between family members through the use of...

BB&J

BB&J Choose Safe and Sound As Charity of the Year

Leading commercial property consultancy BB&J Commercial have adopted child exploitation specialists Safe and Sound as their charity of the year. BB&J Commercial are based in The Wyvern and operate across the East Midlands – providing expert advice on all...

Captain Tom 100 Challenge

Charity CEO Rolls Up Her Sleeves In Honour of Captain Tom

A Derbyshire charity chief executive has set herself a fundraising challenge to complete 100 jobs and good deeds as part of the campaign inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore. Tracy Harrison heads up Safe and Sound which supports children and young people who are...

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...