StreetDoctors – empowering young people affected by violence to keep themselves and others safe

The Waiting Room Podcast by Dr Alex George

Knife Crime – Saving Lives with StreetDoctors

7th Jan 2021.

A brilliant, touching and empowering interview with StreetDoctors volunteer Layla Walker Lawrence and NVC Fauziya Lakhi. They talk about violence affecting young people, why they got involved in StreetDoctors and the amazing work they do to empower young people with lifesaving skills as part of the solution to violence.

Listen now here:

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE: StreetDoctors have released a statement on our work in response to Covid-19. Read the full statement here.


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“It has changed my mind, now I wouldn’t think about taking a knife out because number one I can hurt myself and you just look silly hurting yourself and then giving yourself all these problems and then the guilt of doing it to someone else because that’s someone else’s child.”

– Jamal, 16, Young Offender, Birmingham

“He incurred mainly defence wounds to his arms. He then entered Tesco’s and grabbed nappies to stop the bleeding. He told his worker he was glad he had done StreetDoctors as he knew to protect his vital organs and held his arms up in a crossed manner across his chest.”

– Case Worker of Ethan, 15, victim of knife crime, Liverpool