Our Impact in Numbers

Education sessions delivered

Attended cross-community meetings

Training professionals

Over the past 18 years Safe & Sound has been on the ground supporting local children and young people – here are a few highlights of our work in 2019.

2019 Highlights

  • The first year of our New and Emerging Communities Project, working with the Roma community and other BAME groups in the city has reached over 650 people – a mixture of parents, professionals and children themselves – to help raise awareness and protect the most vulnerable where language or cultural barriers are a problem.
  • Supported the development and launch of the new Children at Risk of Exploitation (CRE) toolkit. This toolkit is now in use across Derby and Derbyshire through the Safeguarding children’s board.
  • We launched our Butterfly Appeal, our campaign to raise awareness not only of the scale of the problem of exploitation but also to set out our ambitions for developing our services & funding over 2020 and beyond.
  • We started key partnerships with local businesses and community groups including Derby County Football Club, a number of local Rotary groups and significant successes with Trust and Foundations who wish to support our work.
  • We have trained three of our front-line staff as Independent Sexual Violence Advisors (ISVA’s) and supported several young people through high profile court proceedings.
  • We appointed a team of Ambassadors who will represent and promote Safe and Sound through their own networks within the city and county – we welcome Bafta Award-winning actress Molly Windsor, Former Chief Constable of Derbyshire Constabulary Peter Goodman, ex-Derby County Captain Shaun Barker, local business owner Amanda Strong and our passionate Young Ambassador, herself a survivor of abuse, Louise Murphy-Fairclough.