The International Centre at the University of Bedfordshire is committed to increasing understanding of, and improving responses to, child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking in local, national and international contexts.

We do so through:

  • 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 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.

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You can find full details of staff, projects and publications at the International Centre website at http://www.beds.ac.uk/ic