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The Bedfordshire Violence and
Exploitation Reduction Unit (VERU)

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.


Meet Our Team

Roseann Taylor

Senior Youth Intervention Specialist

Sheldon Thomas

Gangsline Youth Intervention Specialist

Dee Bailey

PA to VERU Director

Chantelle Olaiya

Communication and Engagement Officer

Debbie Hearne

Education and Youth Intervention Specialist Lead

Ade Abitoye

Lead Public Health Analyst

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