Director: Dr Helen Beckett
The International Centre is committed to increasing understanding of, and improving responses to, child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking in local, national and international contexts.
- academic rigour and research excellence
- collaborative and partnership based approaches to applied social research
- meaningful and ethical engagement of children and young people
- active dissemination and evidence-based engagement in theory, policy and practice
Staff at the International Centre work collaboratively in teams with internal and external staff on applied research, evaluation, consultancy and training.
We prioritise a focus on children and young people's participation, taking this seriously in all aspects of our work.
Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education
The University of Bedfordshire has been awarded the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education for the International Centre's pioneering research into child sexual exploitation. This prestigious prize is the highest form of national recognition open to higher and further education institutions in the UK.