The Institute for Applied Social Research (IASR)

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The Institute for Applied Social Research (IASR), University of Bedfordshire is one of the largest centres researching social welfare practice in the UK and is committed to providing excellent research to influence policy and practice locally, nationally and internationally.   The Institute brings together a wide range of disciplines and research topics covering key social work and social policy domains: safeguarding children and adults, child sexual exploitation and other forms of sexual abuse, extra-familial harm, youth justice, adult social care, trafficking, and migration.