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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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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...

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...

CSE Focus Welcomed

The National Crime Agency (NCA) leads on delivering increased operational activity on the different areas of modern slavery and human trafficking and this week (w/c September 16 2019) are focusing on the need for agencies to work together to better identify victims...

Online CSE Funding Boost Welcomed

The Chancellor’s spending plans were packed with headline-grabbing news but one announcement particularly caught my eye. Sajid Javid announced, as part of the spending plans for the Home Office, that an additional £30 million would be made available to tackle...

Charity Boxers Support Safe and Sound Butterfly Appeal

A group of amateur boxers are hoping to emulate the immortal words of sporting great Mohammed Ali and float to their fundraising target to support local charity Safe and Sound’s Butterfly Appeal. Ten charity boxers have chosen to support the long-established...

International Day of Charity

Today (September 5th2019) is the International Day of Charity which puts the spotlight on the vital role that charities play in communities across the world. The date was chosen by the United Nations General Assembly – in part to commemorate the anniversary of the...

Building Stronger Wings

Building Stronger Wings By Tracy Harrison, chief executive of specialist local charity Safe and Sound Child sexual exploitation (known as CSE) is an issue which has a devastating effect on the lives of the individual young person as well as on their entire...

Safe and Sound Appoint Fundraising Lead

Derby-based specialist child exploitation charity Safe and Sound has made a key appointment to enable future service expansion Tom Stanyard has been appointed Head of Fundraising at Safe and Sound which is the only local charity focused on transforming the lives of...

Recycling Programme Launched To Support Butterfly Appeal

A Derby charity’s fundraising appeal has got off to a flying start thanks to a recycling initiative spearheaded by a local business. Safe and Sound recently launched the Butterfly Appeal to raise funds needed to expand its work to transform the lives of children...

Dains Help Local Charity Transform Young Lives

Leading Midlands accountancy firm Dains have helped kickstart a new appeal launched by Derby charity Safe and Sound - presenting a giant cheque to support its specialist work with young people across the county. Safe and Sound recently launched is Butterfly Appeal...