Wed 29 March, 2023
New child exploitation principles & resources published following University research

A set of new Practice Principles to help shape and inform the work of professionals responding to child exploitation and extra-familial harm have been published today (29th March) by the Tackling Child Exploitation (TCE) Support Programme, based on research conducted by the University of Bedfordshire, The Children’s Society and Research in Practice.

Wed 15 March, 2023
Universities to evaluate effectiveness of multi-agency child safeguarding reforms

A new research project being conducted by the University of Bedfordshire and King’s College London is now underway to assess the effectiveness of multi-agency safeguarding reforms and whether they reflect the needs of children, young people and their families.

Wed 02 November, 2022
£3million funding to help tackle region’s health inequalities

The University of Bedfordshire has been awarded £3million by NHS England to develop a research and innovation hub in collaboration with the NHS BLMK (Bedfordshire, Luton & Milton Keynes) Health & Care Partnership, which will focus on ways to improve health and social care inequalities across the region.

Mon 24 October, 2022
Contextual Safeguarding Toolkit developed to enhance child protection systems

A new toolkit aimed at improving child protection has been launched following the work of researchers from the University of Bedfordshire and Durham University.

Mon 10 October, 2022
Council pilots new alcohol helpline thanks to University research

A new alcohol helpline has been launched for locals by Luton Council, based on the findings from research conducted by the University of Bedfordshire.

Tue 27 September, 2022
PhD student nominated for Social Work award

A PhD student from the University of Bedfordshire has been shortlisted in the upcoming Social Worker of the Year Awards 2022.

Thu 21 July, 2022
Child victims of trafficking share their experiences in new research

A new interim report published today (21st July) by the University of Bedfordshire, Sheffield Hallam University and ECPAT UK has exposed the experiences of young victims of modern slavery, highlighting UK immigration procedures and prolonged social care and criminal justice processes – which many describe as being worse than human trafficking.

Wed 18 May, 2022
Researchers find English care system needs to get better at providing safe accommodation and support for care leavers into adulthood

In the first large-scale statistical analysis of young peoples’ exit from the care system (either residential or foster care) at age 16 and over in England, researchers from the University of Bedfordshire found wide variations in pathways and outcomes for young adults leaving care and that more needs to be done to maximise their life chances.

Fri 13 May, 2022
REF results reveal University of Bedfordshire to be world leading in multiple research areas

Research by the University of Bedfordshire has been recognised as world leading by the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021.

Wed 23 March, 2022
Bedfordshire teams up with HSBC to support student entrepreneurs

In partnership with HSBC UK, two winning University of Bedfordshire students are taking part in a development programme for aspiring entrepreneurs from under-represented backgrounds.

Thu 07 October, 2021
Modern slavery of children & young people to be tackled through research

The University of Bedfordshire and charity ECPAT UK (Every Child Protected Against Trafficking) have been announced as research partners, spear-headed by Modern Slavery and Human Rights Policy and Evidence Centre (Modern Slavery PEC).

Wed 29 September, 2021
University hosts ‘Black & British’ With Professor David Olusoga

Professor David Olusoga, OBE, is set to deliver an insightful public lecture as part of the University of Bedfordshire’s celebrations for this year’s Black History Month – a powerful and significant national event now widely recognised as an integral part of British culture and history.