WHAT WE DO

SAFE AND SOUND PROVIDES:

  • Specialist one-to-one support for children and young people under 18 in Derby and Derbyshire identified as being, or at risk of being, exploited.
  • Awareness raising work with young people and parents/carers in schools, online and in community settings.
  • Multi-agency support in partnership with statutory and voluntary bodies such as the police and social services to support young people and bring justice to perpetrators.
  • Nationwide training solutions and consultancy for anyone working with children, young people and families.
  • Opportunities for young people in our service that have experienced exploitation to take part in rewarding activities that help build confidence and self-esteem.
  • Youth diversionary activities working with other partners and providers.
  • Transition work with children and young people to help them move on with their lives.
  • Support of children and young people to take part in research and participation work to influence improvement and change nationally.
  • Knowledge and expertise to inform local and national policy to tackle child exploitation.

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

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  • About Us

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

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  • What we did in 2019

    We provided direct one-to-one support for 100 children & young people who were being, or at risk of being, sexually exploited. At least 38 of these were victims of child sexual abuse.

    We supported our children and young people attending over 350 multi agency strategy, tasking and review meetings.

    We delivered education sessions to raise awareness about child sexual exploitation to 871 children and young people in Derby and Derbyshire.

    Our Youth Work Team engaged 8 young people in one to one activities and 172 young people in a number of youth participation groups. Positive development activities included 10 young people who were involved in 18 Music Project sessions leading to the production of a 5-track music release.
    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.



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  • 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.

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Our Training

  • Training

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

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  • Bespoke Training

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

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  • Delegate feedback

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

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