Safe and Sound is working towards a world where children and young people are free from abuse and exploitation.

The effect of child exploitation is devastating. It impacts upon a young person’s physical, mental and emotional wellbeing.

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 and work to ensure that individuals receive the support they need to move forwards in their lives. From 2020, whilst maintaining our specialism in sexual exploitation, we have expanded our services to wider forms of exploitation. Our focus is on prevention, early intervention, diversion and transition.

We are committed to raising awareness which is why we deliver education and awareness to children, parents, professionals and the public to ensure that those at risk of or affected by exploitation are responded to effectively.

We also provide opportunities for any young person that has been affected by exploitation, to take part in positive events and activities that help build confidence and self-esteem. Our transition work helps our children and young people move on with the next chapter in their lives.

Please find out more about how to get support for a young person at risk of sexual exploitation and to make a referral.



  • What is child sexual exploitation?

    We have provided a definition that may help professionals and parents to understand what we mean by child sexual exploitation.

  • Spotting the signs

    We need to take into account numerous indicators and consider the vulnerabilities of young people when spotting the signs of child sexual exploitation.

  • How you can help

    There are many ways you can support the work we do at Safe and Sound, from fundraising, donations and corporate support.




    Find out how we provide support for victims of child sexual exploitation, educational awareness and training & consultancy for practitioners working with young people.

  • WHAT WE DID IN 2019

    We delivered education sessions to raise awareness about child sexual exploitation to 871 children and young people in Derby and Derbyshire.
    We trained 221 professionals who work in children’s services and/or in public protection in statutory, private and voluntary sectors across the UK, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to respond more effectively to victims of child sexual exploitation.

    We reached over 500 people through awareness raising talks across communities in Derbyshire, helping them to identify and support victims of child sexual abuse and exploitation.

  • Our Training

    We offer a national programme of training courses along with bespoke training for practitioners working with young people and awareness packages for schools.