- Led by Redthread Youth Limited, a charity that supports vulnerable young people in crisis, in partnership with Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, University Hospitals Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust, Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Nottingham.
- Will support young people who attend hospital because of a violence-related injury in Nottingham and Birmingham
- Aims to empower young people to lead healthy, productive lives away from cycles of violence and criminality.
Every year, thousands of young people find themselves in emergency departments as victims of serious youth violence. Redthread Youth Limited is a charity that supports vulnerable young people. Their Youth Violence Intervention Programme runs in hospital emergency departments in London, in partnership with the major trauma network. The innovative service has revolutionised the support available to young victims of violence.
The approach is based on the idea of the ‘teachable moment’; that the moment of intense crisis, when the young person is nursing a serious injury in the daunting environment of a busy hospital, can be a catalyst for pursuing positive change.
Youth violence is a national problem, and Nottingham and Birmingham have been identified as areas that could particularly benefit from the programme.
Between 2012 and 2016, there were more than 10,000 assault-related injuries presenting at the Queens Medical Centre in Nottingham, with 463 of these in people aged under 25. In Birmingham, 335 victims of assault under the age of 25 presented at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital between October 2015 and September 2016.
This project is implementing the Youth Violence Intervention Programme in Nottingham and Birmingham. Teams at both sites have undergone Redthread’s four-week training and induction programme, and have begun receiving referrals.
Youth workers have been embedded in the hospitals to intervene with young people affected by violence, by delivering the intervention alongside existing clinical teams.
Relationships between key personnel at the Birmingham and Nottingham sites have flourished, with the clinical champions being the key enablers when there have been barriers to overcome.
Work will now continue to further embed the services at both sites and monitor its impact.
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