StreetDoctors provides young people aged 11-25 affected by street violence with the skills and knowledge to save lives and increase their understanding of its medical and psychological consequences. Its young healthcare volunteers train young people across the UK to protect each other through a network of community partners.
StreetDoctors has developed a unique approach to tackling the devastating impacts of youth violence and knife crime, by empowering young people affected by violence to keep themselves and others safe. The Award Judges were particularly impressed by how this small charity had mobilised nearly 400 volunteers from the medical community to deliver lifesaving first aid training, as well as encouraging young people to also teach these skills. Its services have wide reach across the UK, targeted at the communities and areas most affected by violent crime.