StreetDoctors delivers practical and interactive skills-based training sessions which give young people the confidence and practice to act in a real medical emergency. In each session our young healthcare volunteers work with a group of 5–15 young people. All work is trauma informed and complies with safeguarding best practice and NYA Covid-19 guidelines.
StreetDoctors works because;
- It exclusively focuses on young people affected by violence, who are most likely to be on the scene of a medical emergency resulting from youth violence.
- Peer-to-peer training by student doctors, nurses and paramedics engages and inspires young people.
- Skills-based intervention is proven to be effective in preventing youth offending.
- Asset-based model focuses on what is right with young people, not ‘what is wrong’ with them; so young people become part of the solution to violence, not just ‘part of the problem’.
- Trauma-informed approach safeguards those young people who might be triggered, traumatized or retraumatized in our sessions.
- Partner toolkit provided to all partners to help them support young people pre-, during and post-delivery.
- Impact data is evaluated independently and has been awarded a Nesta level 2 standard of evidence and Project Oracle standard 2.
- Award-winning team has won 9 youth sector and charity awards.
After young people have attended StreetDoctors sessions, 95% know what to do if someone is bleeding or unconscious, 93% understand the medical consequences of violence and 85% would be willing to act in a medical emergency.