Our Impact

Impact Reports

By the end of 2017 we had reached over 8000 young people since establishing ourselves as a charity in 2013.

We have several stories of the impact of our teaching, with 19 known cases of young people stopping to act and assist in emergency situations.

  • Eleven of these cases involved young people helping others or themselves after a stabbing.
  • One incident where a young person stopped to help two others injured by gun shot wounds.
  • One young person performed CPR on his uncle helping him to survive an out of hospital cardiac-arrest.
  • Six young people have put people into the recovery position due to them being unconscious as a result of collapsing or due to having a seizure.

We have developed a clear theory of change for the impact of our work with young people, which can be viewed in the 2015 Evaluation report below.
We triangulate impact data from three sources, young people, delivery partners and our volunteers.

Independent Evaluation of our work

In 2015, StreetDoctors had an independent evaluation of our work carried out by Red Quadrant. You can read the results of this evaluation here.

2016 Research Update

In 2016, StreetDoctors continued to work with Red Quadrant to further its research impact and reach. You can read the 2016 update on all the research conducted by the charity here.


‘People have never been enthusiastic about learning first aid before, but whatever it is that you’re doing is working. Young people are buzzing when they come out of the sessions.’ Deputy Head of Birmingham Youth Service

‘We asked what they’d do if they saw someone bleeding. One girl said that it depended who it was – if it was a stranger she’d call an ambulance and leave but if it was someone she knew she’d call an ambulance and apply pressure. By the end of the session she said wouldn’t want someone’s death on her conscience and she’d help anyone…’ Volunteer reflection after a session in Birmingham

‘Letting someone die by not helping isn’t worth it over some rivalry.’ One young person talking to another during a session in Liverpool

Young People

Delivery Partners