Making Research Count

Covid-19 Important Notice

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus crisis, we have temporarily suspended our programme of face-to-face events. However, we are working to provide our members with a programme of online resources and events. Please see below for details.

University of Bedfordshire - Making Research Count

Seminars & Conferences

The University of Bedfordshire (in collaboration with King's College London) offers a stimulating programme of conferences, seminars and workshops. In each session, speakers discuss recent research on the topic and its implications for social work and social care practice.

Attendance is free of charge to members of Making Research Count at the University of Bedfordshire and King's College London. The charge for non-members is £195 per place for seminars and £245 per place for conferences. For online webinars, the cost for non-members is £60/person/1-hour webinar.

If you would like to enquire about becoming a member of Making Research Count with full access to all the seminars/conferences, then please contact the Coordinator, Jo Neale at jo.neale@beds.ac.uk

To book a place at these events please email mrc@beds.ac.uk


Programme 2020

Events for those working in, or with Children's Services

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Events for those working in, or with Adults' Services

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Alternatively, please scroll down for a full list of events.


Full List of Events

To book a place at these events please email mrc@beds.ac.uk

May 2021
  • The Role of Empathy in Working With Families
    Monday 17 May 2021, 1.00 - 2.30pm

  • Corporate Parenting During the Crisis
    Monday 17 May 2021, 3.00 - 4.30pm

  • Effective Supervision in a Period of Crisis and Remote Working
    Tuesday 21 May 2021, 1.00 - 2.30pm

  • Child Protection and Family Support in the Age of Covid 19
    Tuesday 21 May 2021, 3.00 - 4.30pm

  • Critical and Reflective Practice Forum: A ‘Book Group’ for Children’s Social Care Managers and Experienced Practitioners
    Friday 28 May 2021, 10.00 - 11.00am

  • Inequalities and the Impact of Covid 19 on Families: An Ethical Response
    Friday 28 May 2021, 12.30 - 2.00pm

June 2021
  • Building Professional and Organisational Resilience
    Friday 4 June 2021, 1.00 - 2.30pm

  • Relationship-Based Practice with Children, Young People and Their Families in a Period of Remote Working
    Friday 4 June 2021, 3.00 - 4.30pm

  • Understanding and Promoting the Process of Change
    Monday 7 June 2021, 1.00 - 2.30pm

  • Harnessing the Benefits of Support Groups for Black Social Workers Practicing in the Aftermath of George Floyd’s Murder
    Wednesday 9 June 2021, 11.00am - 12.30pm

  • The Impact of Trauma on Children and Young People
    Monday 14 June 2021, 9.30am - 11.00pm

  • Working with Families We Find Hard to Help
    Monday 14 June 2021, 11.30am - 1.00pm

  • Responding to Concerns About Domestic Abuse
    Monday 14 June 2021, 1.30 - 3.00pm

  • Care Planning: Placement Stability and Good Outcomes
    Monday 14 June 2021, 3.30 - 5.00pm

  • What Can Contextual Safeguarding Teach Us about Addressing Social Inequality Through Relationships?
    Thursday 17 June 2021, 2 - 3:30pm

  • Reuniting Children and Young People With Their Birth Families
    Friday 18 June 2021, 1.30 - 3.00pm

  • Putting Analysis Into Assessments
    Friday 18 June 2021, 3.30 - 5.00pm

  • Practice Frameworks and Practice Models: A Critical Appraisal of Their Role in Improving Practice
    Monday 21 June 2021, 12.30 - 2.00pm

  • Child Protection Conferences: The Evolving Role of the Child Protection Chair
    Monday 21 June 2021, 3.30 - 5.00pm

  • Socially-Oriented Approaches to Mental Health Recovery for African and Caribbean Men
    Wednesday 23 June 2021, 2.00 - 3.30pm

  • Learning Disabilities and Parenting
    Thursday 24 June 2021, 10.00 - 11.30am

  • Critical and Reflective Practice Forum: A ‘Book Group’ for Children’s Social Care Managers and Experienced Practitioners
    Friday 25 June 2021, 10.00 - 11.00am

  • Use of Self: Working with ‘Sameness’ and ‘Difference’
    Friday 25 June 2021, 12.30 - 2.00pm

  • Understanding the Impact of Covid 19 on Children and Young People
    Friday 25 June 2021, 2.30 - 4.00pm

  • Working With Domestic Abuse: Learning From Domestic Homicide Reviews
    Tuesday 29 June 2021 11am - 12.30pm

  • Dementia Care: The Emerging Covid Legacy
    Tuesday 29 June 2021, 11.00am - 12.30pm

  • Safeguarding Adult Reviews:
    Mental Health Social Care
    Tuesday 29 June 2021, 1.00 - 2.30pm

  • Raising the Bar: Health Protection, Safety and Protection from Harm: Could we do Better in Community Based Services?
    Wednesday 30 June 2021, 2.00 - 3.15pm

  • Auditing for Quality: How Quality Assurance Processes Can Support Good Outcomes for Children and Young People
    Wednesday 30 June 2021, 2.30 - 4.30pm

July 2021

September 2021
  • Gambling-Related Harms and Social Work: Identification, Screening, Harms and Treatment
    Tuesday 7 September 2021, 12.00pm

  • What is Good Practice in Supervision When it is Being Carried Out Remotely?
    Tuesday 7 September 2021, 1.30 - 3.00pm

  • Child Protection Conferences: The Evolving Role of the Child Protection Chair
    Tuesday 7 September 2021, 3.30 - 5.00pm

  • Commissioning for the Holistic Needs of
    People Affected by Homelessness
    Thursday 9 September 2021, 10.00 - 11.30am

  • Pre-Birth Assessments
    Monday 13 September 2021, 3.30 - 5.00pm

  • Developing Supervisees’ Capacity for Reflection, Analytical Thinking
    and Decision-Making Skills
    Wednesday 15 September 2021, 2.00 - 3.30pm

  • Understanding the Relationship Between Risk and Harm: A Strengths-Based Approach to Child Protection
    Thursday 16 September 2021, 1.30 - 3.00pm

  • Beyond Referrals: Addressing Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools
    Tuesday 21 September 2021, 11am - 12.30pm

  • Contextual Safeguarding in Practice: What Can We Learn from Multi-Agency Meetings to Address Extra-Familial Harm to Young People?
    Thursday 23 September 2021, 2-3:30pm

  • Managing and Promoting Good Practice: A Strength-Based Approach
    to Managing Performance
    Friday 24 September 2021, 9.30 - 11.00am

  • Learning From Serious and Local Safeguarding Practice Reviews
    Friday 24 September 2021, 11.30am - 1.00pm

  • Carers and Social Care: The Emerging Covid Legacy
    Tuesday 28 September 2021, 11.00am - 12.30pm

  • Hertfordshire’s Family Safeguarding Model
    Thursday 30 September 2021, 11.00am - 3.00pm

October 2021
  • Critical and Reflective Practice Forum: A ‘Book Group’ for Children’s Social Care Managers and Experienced Practitioners
    Friday 1 October 2021, 10.00 - 11.00am

  • Building Staff Wellbeing and Professional Resilience
    Friday 1 October 2021, 12.00 - 1.30pm

  • Assessing and Responding to Neglect
    Monday 4 October 2021, 12.00 - 1.30pm

  • Promoting Use of Self, Relationship-Based Practice and the Ethical Use of Authority in the Supervisory Relationship
    Monday 4 October 2021, 1.30 - 3.00pm

  • Critical Reflection
    Monday 4 October 2021, 4.00 - 5.00pm

  • Using Creative and Innovative Approaches to Support People with Intellectual Disability: The SOOTHE Experience
    Tuesday 5 October 2021

  • Children of Parents with Problematic Substance Use
    Tuesday 12 October 2021, 11.00am - 12.30pm

  • Intrafamilial Sexual Abuse
    Thursday 14 October 2021, 1.30 - 3.00pm

  • Engaging Men in the Context of Children’s Social Care
    Thursday 14 October 2021, 3.30 - 5.00pm

  • Forced Marriage: Enhancing Protection and Prevention Responses
    Wednesday 20 October 2021, 11.00am - 12.30pm

November 2021

December 2021

January 2022

March 2022

April 2022

May 2022

Events TBC

  • Children with Harmful Sexual Behaviour
    (Date TBC)

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