Press Releases

Please find below some press articles relating to our work with children and young people at risk of and affected by sexual exploitation and abuse across Derbyshire.

Please note that older press releases may contain out-of-date information.

For press enquiries or to request an interview with a spokesperson from Safe and Sound please contact:

Sarah Jenkin-Jones
[email protected]
Tel: 01332 515102
Mobile: 07951 945665

3rd March 2020

Purple Pledge Marks National Child exploitation Awareness Day

29th February 2020

Brave Fundraisers Take Leap of Faith for Local Charity

24th February 2020

Local Communities Raise Vital Funds for Safe & Sound

27th January 2020

Ambassadors Fly the Flag for Safe & Sound

3rd January 2020

Rise in Exploitation is a Worrying Trend

22nd November 2019

Local Fundraiser Completes Ultimate Challenge for Safe & Sound

22nd October 2019

Living and coping with child sexual exploitation – a parent’s perspective

16th October 2019

A Derby charity fundraiser is preparing for his ultimate challenge to raise money for local charity Safe and Sound’s Butterfly Appeal.

23rd September 2019

New Communities CSE Project Extended

17th September 2019

CSE Focus Welcome

9th September 2019

Online CSE Funding Boost Welcomed

6th September 2019

Charity Boxers Support Safe and Sound Butterfly Appeal

5th September 2019

International Day of Charity

19th July 2019

Safe and Sound Appoint Fundraising Lead

9th July 2019

Recycling Programme Launched to Support Butterfly Appeal

1st July 2019

Dains Help Local Charity Transform Young Lives

25th June 2019

Safe and Sound Unveil Future Plans To Transform More Young Lives

19 June 2019

Charity Chief Executive Returns To Her Roots As Guest of Honour

10 June 2019

Local Fundraisers Cross The Line For Safe & Sound

25 May 2019

Young people turn to song to confront past experiences

24 May 2019

Pass the Parcel Winner Revealed

21 May 2019

Safe and Sound Appoints New Chief Executive To Spearhead Growth

9 May 2019

Derby Businesses Join Giant Pass the Parcel Game for Local Charity

26 April 2019

Local Fundraiser Continues Fitness Drive To Support Safe & Sound

27 March 2019

Local Business Answers Safe and Sound Half Marathon Appeal

14 March 2019

Amateur Boxers Rise To The Challenge For Safe and Sound

8 March 2019

National CSE Awarness Day: Child Exploitation is Everyone’s Business

6 March 2019

New Curriculum Vital to Keep Children Safe

4 March 2019

Derbyshire Army Cadets Support Safe and Sound

14 February 2019

Show of Strength for Safe and Sound

11 February 2019

Safe and Sound Appeal for Runners’ Support

11 February 2019

Safe and Sound Echo Police Concerns

4 February 2019

Safe and Sound Supports Safer Internet Awareness

17 January 2019

Soap Storyline Welcomed To Break Down Sexual Exploitation Taboos

21 November 2018

Be a festive fool and support Safe & Sound’s vital work

13 November 2018

Safe and Sound Secures Children in Need Funding

30 October 2018

Safe and Sound Launches Support for City Roma Community

September 2018

Derby child sexual exploitation charity raises funds with challenging Peak District walk

March 2018

Teenage boy speaks out about online abuse ahead of Child Exploitation Awareness Day

December 2017

Derby child sexual exploitation charity launches festive fundraising campaign

31 October 2017

Safe and Sound host Marketing Derby event

March 2017

Runners take up the Ramathon challenge for Safe and Sound

December 2016

Derbyshire golf club selects Safe & Sound as charity of the year

October 2016

More than £12,000 raised at Safe and Sound gala dinner and auction

September 2016

Students swap classroom for the kitchen to support Safe and Sound fundraising dinner

May 2016

Charity which tackles child sexual exploitation across Derbyshire scoops top award

November 2015

‘Swishing’ event to raise money for Safe and Sound

September 2015

Derbyshire Constabulary Male Voice Choir support Safe and Sound

August 2015

Safe and Sound Derby receives £400,000 Lottery cash boost

July 2015

UPS employees take on Three Peaks challenge for Safe and Sound

March 2015

Young person supported by Safe and Sound Derby to speak at national conference

December 2014

Film written and directed by grooming victims to warn others of dangers to be launched in Derby

October 2014

More than £8,000 raised at dinner for Safe and Sound Derby

August 2014

More than 70 guests attend Safe and Sound Derby open day


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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 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...


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...