IASR News

Wed 02 June, 2021
Flexible and creative adaptations to services but ‘care gaps’ persist

Following the UK government’s announcement of £51 million in new social care funding (24th May), researchers at the University of Bedfordshire have completed the first stage of a study investigating the support available to care leavers during the pandemic – with emerging findings highlighting that Covid-19 has heightened the challenges facing young people leaving care.

Wed 19 May, 2021
Fieldwork begins on £1.9 million safeguarding project

A young person safeguarding project involving the University of Bedfordshire has begun its second stage of research following the assignment of six case study sites based across the UK.

Fri 30 April, 2021
Global reality of forced migration made accessible in new book

A University of Bedfordshire academic has published a book based on three decades of experience and research into the complexities of human displacement, which aims to accessibly aid the knowledge and understanding of global migration for students, policy makers and the general public.

Fri 29 January, 2021
Short film showcases impact of University research

The University of Bedfordshire has produced a video to shed light on the impact its market-leading research and knowledge exchange has on student progression, the economy and wider community.

Wed 20 January, 2021
Academic calls for better understanding of gang-related mental health

A long-standing lecturer from the University of Bedfordshire has flagged the need for a better understanding of the mental health issues of gang-involved young people.

Fri 18 December, 2020
Human Rights academic evaluates multi-million pound Child Trafficking Protection Fund

An academic from the University of Bedfordshire has just finished evaluating a £2.2 million UK Government programme which provides NGO funding and tests innovative approaches to the care and support of trafficked and exploited children worldwide.

Thu 17 December, 2020
University Institute launches series of webinars about Forced Migration

Researchers and academics at the University of Bedfordshire are hosting a series of collaborative webinars focusing on Forced Migration, with the first event taking place on Friday 18th December – International Migrants Day.

Thu 03 December, 2020
University to investigate the impact of Covid-19 on young care leavers

A team of academics from the University of Bedfordshire have secured £297k of funding to study how teenage care leavers have been impacted by the knock-on effects of the pandemic.

Wed 29 April, 2020
Children in care are seven times more likely to be imprisoned, University finds

Research conducted by the University of Bedfordshire estimates that children in the care system are seven times more likely to be subject to imprisonment during childhood than those who are not in care, and learn to adopt a ‘survivor mentality’.

Fri 24 April, 2020
Lockdown could reverse UK’s ten year drop in alcohol consumption

An addiction expert from the University of Bedfordshire has warned about the escalation of alcohol consumption which is likely to occur in light of Covid-19.

Wed 15 January, 2020
Research by Bedfordshire academic calls for new government to reunite children and families torn apart by conflict

A new report by University of Bedfordshire academic, Dr Helen Connolly, for Amnesty International, Refugee Council and Save the Children, shows the damaging impact that the lack of family reunion rights is having on child refugees in the United Kingdom.

Mon 13 January, 2020
Poor sleep in prison officers threatens their health and prison safety

A recent study conducted by University of Bedfordshire academics has shown a rising number of prison officers who have experienced aggression or assault at work in the last 3-5 years struggle to sleep and switch off from the job, putting officers and prisoners’ health and safety at risk.