REDUCING VIOLENCE &
EXPLOITATION TOGETHER

bedfordshire violence & Exploitation REDUCTION unit

REDUCING VIOLENCE & EXPLOITATION TOGETHER

bedfordshire violence & Exploitation REDUCTION unit

WHO WE ARE

The Bedfordshire Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit (VERU) is a network of different agencies and groups aiming to tackle the root causes of things like gang membership and prevent young people becoming involved in all aspects of gang criminality and exploitation. We have specialist support and advice to help you, whether you are a young person directly involved, have concerns about a family member or friend, or work in this area and want to learn more about what we do.

WHO WE ARE

The Bedfordshire Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit (VERU) is a network of different agencies and groups aiming to tackle the root causes of things like gang membership and prevent young people becoming involved in all aspects of gang criminality and exploitation. We have specialist support and advice to help you, whether you are a young person directly involved, have concerns about a family member or friend, or work in this area and want to learn more about what we do.

YOUNG PEOPLE

PROFESSIONALS

WHAT WE DO

We are so grateful to all the different projects, partners and people we worked with during our first few months tackling violence and exploitation in Bedfordshire. We look forward to continuing this work together.

YOUNG PEOPLE

PROFESSIONALS

YOUNG PEOPLE

PROFESSIONALS

WHAT WE DO

We are so grateful to all the different projects, partners and people we worked with during our first few months tackling violence and exploitation in Bedfordshire. We look forward to continuing this work together.

LATEST NEWS

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News

Serious Youth Violence Falls 9 Percent In Bedfordshire As Government Confirms Fresh Funding

There were 200 fewer victims of serious youth violence in Bedfordshire last year, with new strategies and Government funding helping cut the number of incidents …

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News

PCC Invites Community Group Bids For Funds To Further Drive Down Youth Violence

Following the successful reduction in youth violence in Bedfordshire by 9 percent in the year to March 2020, the county’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Kathryn Holloway, …

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Projects

40 Reasons Why Bedfordshire VERU Is Different When Helping Your Community

In our first six months the Bedfordshire Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit invested more than £400,000 in over 40 projects directly working with children, young …

OUR LATEST

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020
Roseann Taylor, one of our Youth Intervention Specialists, shares her ‘Top 3 Tips To Stay Positive’ during these globally challenging times.

WHAT WE DO

We are so grateful to all the different projects, partners and people we worked with during our first few months tackling violence and exploitation in Bedfordshire. We look forward to continuing this work together.

OUR LATEST

Mental Health Awareness
Week 2020

Roseann Taylor one of our Youth Intervention Specialists shares her
‘Top 3 Tips To Stay Positive’ during these globally challenging times.

OUR WORK INVOLVES

Step 1

1. Primary Prevention

Stopping violence before it begins

Step 1

Step 2

2. Secondary Prevention
Halting the progression of violence as early as possible (early detection and prompt, effective intervention by providing positive alternatives)
Step 2

Step 3

3. Tertiary Prevention

Providing a way out for those established in violent behaviour and those affected as victims.

Step 3

Step 4

4. Enforcement & Criminal Justice
Disrupting criminality that often involves violence.
Step 4

Step 5

5. Attitude Change

Changing societal views towards violence, including individual views and community views

Step 5

OUR WORK INVOLVES

Step 1

1. Primary Prevention

Stopping violence before it begins

Step 1

Step 2

2. Secondary Prevention
Halting the progression of violence as early as possible (early detection and prompt, effective intervention by providing positive alternatives)
Step 2

Step 3

3. Tertiary Prevention

Providing a way out for those established in violent behaviour and those affected as victims.

Step 3

Step 4

4. Enforcement & Criminal Justice
Disrupting criminality that often involves violence.
Step 4

Step 5

5. Attitude Change

Changing societal views towards violence, including individual views and community views

Step 5

OUR WORK INVOLVES

Step 1

1. Primary Prevention

Stopping violence before it begins

Step 1

Step 2

2. Secondary Prevention
Halting the progression of violence as early as possible (early detection and prompt, effective intervention by providing positive alternatives)
Step 2

Step 3

3. Tertiary Prevention

Providing a way out for those established in violent behaviour and those affected as victims.

Step 3

Step 4

4. Enforcement & Criminal Justice
Disrupting criminality that often involves violence.
Step 4

Step 5

5. Attitude Change

Changing societal views towards violence, including individual views and community views

Step 5

LET'S STOP VIOLENCE

Knife crime and violence does not discriminate against its victims. As a community we are all affected by the hurt and loss of life. Talking to someone you can trust can help.

Young black male standing in front of graffiti

LET'S STOP VIOLENCE

Knife crime and violence does not discriminate against its victims. As a community we are all affected by the hurt and loss of life. Talking to someone you can trust can help.

LET'S STOP VIOLENCE

Knife crime and violence does not discriminate against its victims. As a community we are all affected by the hurt and loss of life. Talking to someone you can trust can help.

Young black male standing in front of graffiti

RECENT NEWS

RECENT NEWS

serious-youth-violence
News

Serious Youth Violence Falls 9 Percent In Bedfordshire As Government Confirms Fresh Funding

There were 200 fewer victims of serious youth violence in Bedfordshire last year, with new strategies and Government funding helping cut the number of incidents …

Read More →
serious-youth-violence
News

Serious Youth Violence Falls 9 Percent In Bedfordshire As Government Confirms Fresh Funding

There were 200 fewer victims of serious youth violence in Bedfordshire last year, with new strategies and Government funding helping cut the number of incidents …

Read More →
serious-youth-violence
News

Serious Youth Violence Falls 9 Percent In Bedfordshire As Government Confirms Fresh Funding

There were 200 fewer victims of serious youth violence in Bedfordshire last year, with new strategies and Government funding helping cut the number of incidents …

Read More →
serious-youth-violence
News

Serious Youth Violence Falls 9 Percent In Bedfordshire As Government Confirms Fresh Funding

There were 200 fewer victims of serious youth violence in Bedfordshire last year, with new strategies and Government funding helping cut the number of incidents …

Read More →
OUR PARTNERS
We are working with local councils and key organisations to achieve our goals.
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OUR PARTNERS
We are working with local councils and key organisations to achieve our goals.
Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Logo
Bedford Borough Council Logo
Luton Borough Council Logo
Central Bedfordshire Council Logo
Home Office Logo
OUR PARTNERS
We are working with local councils and key organisations to achieve our goals.
Bedfordshire Police and Crime Commissioner Logo
Bedford Borough Council Logo
Luton Borough Council Logo
Central Bedfordshire Council Logo
Home Office Logo

CONTACT US

Get in touch, even if it is to say hello. At Bedfordshire VERU we are always interested in exploring possible links and opportunities to work with others.

Contact Form 1

CONTACT US

Get in touch, even if it is to say hello. At Bedfordshire VERU we are always interested in exploring possible links and opportunities to work with others.

Contact Form 1

CONTACT US

Get in touch, even if it is to say hello. At Bedfordshire VERU we are always interested in exploring possible links and opportunities to work with others.

Contact Form 1
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