Our Impact in Numbers

We have supported 346 children, young people and vulnerable adults through our long-term one-to-one programmes

119 Awareness Sessions delivered in Schools with 4043 children reached.

Safe and Sound received 201 Referalls for Support

Our Impact

Over the past 20 years Safe & Sound has been on the ground supporting local children and young people – here are a few highlights of our work in 2022.

Safe and Sound have had a year of significant grown and made a huge difference to the lives of those affected by exploitation in Derby and
Derbyshire. This has been achieved by an outstanding team in collaboration with other partner organisations. Our work embeds the contextual safeguarding place-based risk approach.

2022 Highlights

  • Our work supporting children, young people, and young adults with Special educational needs and or disability (SEND) accounts for 28% of our support. A further 10% of our caseload are awaiting assessment for SEND.
  • Of those who gave ethnicity information 33% of all cases did not identify as White British.
  • Our work with males has increased to 45% from 38% in the previous year. This correlates with our increased work within wider exploitation. Early intervention with boys at risk of criminal exploitation has the best opportunity for impact.
  • 47% of the young people we work with are affected by child sexual exploitation. 32% are affected primarily by child criminal exploitation. 14% of our cases were affected by both criminal and sexual exploitation.
  • We conducted a total of 96 outreach sessions in South Derbyshire and Derby City and engaged with 3462 young people. 217 individuals signed up to the sexual health C-Card scheme during these outreach sessions.
  • We have held 119 awareness sessions in schools for children and young people of primary and secondary school age.
    These sessions reached 4043 children and young people. We also ran seven training sessions for educators, parents and carers, reaching a total of 140 people.