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

To book a place at these events please email

Programme 2021-22

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

September 2021

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

  • Protecting Children at a Distance: Professional Practice and Communication
    Thursday 7 October 2021, 11:00am - 12.30pm

  • Mental Health Social Care Conference
    Thursday 7 October 2021

  • Understanding the Needs of Children Living with Parental Substance Misuse
    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

February 2022

March 2022

April 2022

May 2022


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