Chief Constable pledges his support to Derby-based charity

Posted on 6th October 2017
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Derbyshire's Chief Constable, Peter Goodman, has pledged his support to a Derby-based charity dedicated to protecting children and young people from sexual exploitation.

Safe and Sound works to provide support to children, young people and families across the county who have been affected by this type of abuse. Their dedicated team ensure that individuals receive the support that they need to move forward with their lives.

Mr Goodman, who will be supporting the charity for the length of his service as chief constable said: “We will be holding a number of fundraising events throughout the year to help raise money for this very worthy charity.

“Our officer’s work together with the charity on a regular basis to ensure that young people are protected and they are offered the dedicated support when they need it most.

“Any child could be a victim of exploitation, sexual violence or abuse. Safe and Sound provide children and young people with a space where they feel safe and are listened to and I will continue to help raise funds for them so this valuable work can continue.”

Nathalie Walters, chief executive of Safe and Sound, said: “We are delighted that Mr Goodman has selected Safe and Sound as his chosen charity and we would like to extend our sincere thanks to him. This follows on from the fantastic efforts of former Chief Constable Mick Creedon, who raised an incredible amount of money for Safe and Sound which helped us to continue our vital work in tackling child sexual exploitation.”

Donations can be made to Safe and Sound on their website http://safeandsoundgroup.org.uk/what-you-can-do/make-a-donation/

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