Our Board of Trustees

Our Board of Trustees

(as of October 2019)

Sonia Rafferty, Vice-Chair

Sonia’s background includes Financial Controller at the University of Derby and over ten years as Head of Commissioning and Resources within Community Safety, working in partnership with Social Care, Health, Police and others, delivering joint initiatives across Derby.

Adam Buss

Adam is chief executive of QUAD, Derby’s centre for art and film. Adam has over 10 years’ high-level experience in marketing and public relations with leading brands including Sony and Topman.

Rachel Clarke

Rachel’s experience includes work within the Rolls-Royce Community Relations team where her prime responsibilities were setting corporate strategy, communications and individual development opportunities. She is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.

Stephen Edgeley

Stephen has extensive experience within healthcare provision spanning 38 years both in Clinical and Executive Nursing Leadership roles specifically in the context of mental health and children’s service provision.

Grahame Gilbert, Treasurer

Grahame is a Chartered Accountant and a director of Cameron Hughes Limited, a Derby based chartered accountancy practice. Grahame’s firm has a diverse client base which includes a number of charities.

Debbie Maitland

Debbie’s is currently Global Talent Manager for a speciality chemical company. Her HR career spans 25 years but has always had a focus on people development. Debbie is also a trustee of Framework, an organisation working with homeless people.

David Smith

David is a Fellow Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants. He has over thirty years’ experience working in the commercial sector and is now Finance Director of Autism East Midlands, a large regional charity.


  • About Us

    Safe and Sound works to keep children and young people safe and sound from sexual exploitation.

  • What we did in 2018

    In 2018 we provided support to 343 children and young people - read more about our work fighting sexual exploitation.

  • Your Stories

    Read more about some of the young people we have worked with, including their own experiences of sexual exploitation and how they overcame it.


Our Training

  • Training

    We offer training around the signs of child sexual exploitation for practitioners working with young people.

  • Bespoke Training

    We offer bespoke packages for organisations looking for specialist in-house training designed to meet their staff's needs.

  • Delegate feedback

    Find out more about our delegates' experience of our child protection training courses.