WHAT WE DO
SAFE AND SOUND’S VISION IS TO ALWAYS BE THERE WHEN YOUNG PEOPLE NEED US AND TO PREVENT EXPLOITATION WHEREVER AND HOWEVER, WE CAN.
Safe & Sound Formed
Safe & Sound FormedJanuary 1, 2002
Support widened to whole County of Derbyshire from just the City
Support widened to whole County of Derbyshire from just the CityJanuary 1, 2008
Safe & Sound Support Victims of Operation Retriever
Safe & Sound Support Victims of Operation RetrieverJanuary 1, 2010
Safe & Sound win Not For Profit Organisational Award for Derbyshire
Safe & Sound win Not For Profit Organisational Award for DerbyshireJanuary 1, 2016
Marginal Gains Project Allows Local Young People A Voice In How Police Forces Respond to Child Exploitation
Marginal Gains Project Allows Local Young People A Voice In How Police Forces Respond to Child ExploitationJanuary 1, 2018‘Marginal Gains’ project sees local young people feed their experiences into a national framework for police forces across the UK, showing how small changes to working practice can yield huge results on the ground
Support Broadened to all forms of Exploitation
Support Broadened to all forms of ExploitationJanuary 1, 2019
Safe & Sound Butterfly Appeal wins Fundraising Campaign of the Year in the East Midlands Charity Awards
Safe & Sound Butterfly Appeal wins Fundraising Campaign of the Year in the East Midlands Charity AwardsJanuary 1, 2020
Safe and Sound Confirmed as Record Breakers
Safe and Sound Confirmed as Record BreakersAugust 28, 2021Recognised by Guinness World Records for the world’s ‘largest display of butterfly replicas’.
20th Birthday Celebration
20th Birthday CelebrationMarch 17, 2022Safe and Sound turn 20!
Since 2002, we have been tackling child sexual exploitation by providing high quality tailored one-to-one support to victims and young people at risk in Derby and Derbyshire. From 2019, whilst maintaining our specialism in sexual exploitation, we have expanded our services to include all forms of exploitation. Our vital work ensures that individuals receive the support they need to move forwards in their lives.
Working with young people, parents, communities,
professionals and corporate organisations Influencing and contributing to the learning, education and research data at a local, regional and national level.
Engaging with young people through school and outreach activities and providing intervention at the
Working one to one and in small groups with
families, young people, vulnerable adults and identified vulnerable communities.
Working in partnership and through activities,
transition and therapy help young people and
families move on with their lives.
To always be there when young people need us and to prevent exploitation wherever and however, we can.
To transform the lives of children and young people in Derbyshire who are affected by child exploitation. We all have an idea of what being safe and sound is but the reality for many young people is very far from that. At Safe and Sound we are passionate that every child should live a life without exploitation but sadly still many are affected and far from safe. That’s why we will work to prevent, support and help rebuild lives to a point where we are no longer needed, no matter how long that takes.
We build open, honest and equitable relationships with children, young people and families.
We manage risk to create a safe space for children, young people and families to build stronger resilience and positively move forward with their lives.
We listen and value the views and opinions of children, young people and families – empowering them to have a voice.
We are trusted supporters and advocates for children, young people and families.
We achieve these priorities through the following services we currently offer:
Our awareness sessions are delivered to schools, families, community groups and professionals. By raising awareness we can help prevent exploitation occurring.
One to One Support
For children or young people who are at risk of being exploited, we give them a dedicated support worker who works with them individually to address their risk factors.
Disruption & Youth Work
Complimenting our support services, our Youth Work team will introduce children and young people to positive activities like sport or music enabling them to socialise in a safe environment and build their resilience to risk.
Some children and young people who have had their risk of exploitation addressed still need further help. Our transition process provides them with life skills, mentoring and a longer period of help as they move back to normal day to day life.
In partnership with the University of Derby, our Education Worker will develop new resources and offer educational sessions with a real focus on hard to reach groups and those with special educational needs or a disability. This will include a greater presence online. By improving understanding at an early stage, we can help keep the most vulnerable children and young people safe.
Our independent family support service recognises the impact that exploitation can have on the whole family. This work helps families to understand what has happened to their child, provides them with emotional and practical help and empowers families to work with us to disrupt exploitation whilst ensuring their wider needs are met.
Outreach enables us to engage children and young people who might otherwise struggle to access our services or don't know about the support we can offer. By being visibile in the community we can actively raise our profile with children and young people whilst also discouraging potential predators.
For many years we have been keen to share our experiences and best practice ideas with other professionals working in Childrens Services and related professions