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Welcome to our blog – your central hub for the latest news, successes, event highlights, and service updates from Bedfordshire’s Violence and Exploitation Reduction Unit. Stay up to date on what we’re doing to tackle violence and exploitation in Bedfordshire. Explore our updates and be part of the conversation shaping our community.

Specialist youth workers are to be embedded into hospital A&Es across Bedfordshire to offer support to patients involved in or at risk of violence and exploitation

The Premier League side have organised a series of activities to show their support for the Just Drop It campaign

A major new network of community groups and organisations has been launched to bring a collective effort to tackle the violence and exploitation of young people in Bedfordshire.

Just Drop It seeks to shine a light on the ripple effect of knife crime through families and communities, aiming to deter young people from carrying or ever using a blade. 

Roseann Taylor and Si Philli took part in an hour long podcast with young radio hosts from Att10tive to talk about the work of the VERU, our Just Drop It campaign and issues like knife crime and child criminal exploitation more widely.

Around 160 young people took part in a community football tournament aimed at building better relationships between the police and the …

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