Our Referral Process

Though we are an independent charity, we work closely with local children’s services in Derby and Derbyshire as well as with Derbyshire Constabulary’s Child Exploitation Investigations Unit (CEIU) to ensure that children and young people receive the best possible support from all professionals involved.

Do you work with children and young people?

If you work with children in Derby or Derbyshire and are concerned that a child is at risk of exploitation and would like to find out if you’re able to make a referral to Safe & Sound, please see the form below for our referral process.

Safe and Sound E Referral – March 2020

Unfortunately, at this time we are unable to accept online referrals from anyone outside the Derbyshire area. If you want to discuss an out of area referral please call us on 01332 362120

Are you a parent/carer?

For advice/guidance/support for a child/young person that you suspect may be being exploited or you fear has already become a victim, please call us on 01332 362120 or ring one of the following numbers for your out of hours local children’s social care teams.

If you are based within Derby City
After 5pm or weekends 01332 786968
If you are based anywhere else in Derbyshire:
After 5pm or weekends 01629 532600

If a child is in immediate danger, please call the Police on 999.

We are able to take direct referrals for support or awareness sessions.

Young People from Central & Eastern European Communities in Derby

Our New & Emerging Communities Worker is encouraging referrals for children and young people from these communities who have been identified as being vulnerable to child sexual exploitation. She speaks Slovakian and Czech and can provide interpreting and translation support, including in meetings where English isn’t spoken or is the second language of the child and/or the family. Referrals are welcome from anyone in Derby.

She is available to deliver targeted awareness raising sessions around child sexual exploitation within these communities and can provide first language materials to children and their families to raise awareness and explain the support that Safe and Sound is able to offer.

Call 01332 362120 or email [email protected] for more information.