We heard great news today from StreetDoctors, one of our customers. StreetDoctors use volunteer student medics who teach much needed emergency lifesaving skills to young people at risk of violence. See them in action here:
StreetDoctors have been validated as a Level 2 by both NESTA and Project Oracle. Project Oracle is the evidence hub for Children and Young People set up by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime. The monitoring and evaluation data they have collected has demonstrated that StreetDoctors sessions have a positive impact on the young people we are teaching. Some of the data analysis they submitted shows:
- 90% of young people (YP) agreed they understood the consequences of violence.
- 87% of YP agreed they could provide medical intervention to a haemorrhaging/unconscious person.
- 79% of YP said they would be willing to act if first aid was needed.
Led by the Research and Evaluation taskforce, StreetDoctors volunteers continue to measure impact by conducting session observations and debrief focus groups. In April the taskforce presented their findings at the Royal College of Paediatricians and Child Health conference and were awarded the best oral presentation by the Paediatric Educators Specialist Interest Group.
In June StreetDoctors were honoured to receive a Highly Commended at the Civil Society Charity Awards, the sector’s most highly-regarded excellence recognition scheme.
Jo Broadwood, StreetDoctors CEO, said
Bringing in Lamplight has made a huge difference to our confidence in our data!
Our congratulations to StreetDoctors – have a look at their website http://streetdoctors.org to find out more.
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