Redthread at King’s College Hospital

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Chuka met with the fantastic Redthread team based at King’s College Hospital Accident & Emergency Department to discuss their work with young people affected by serious youth violence. 

Redthread brings together specialist youth workers and A&E clinicians in order to offer support and to engage young people who come through the door as victims of assault and exploitation, and to use this teachable moment to help them question what behaviour and choices may have led them to the hospital, and to think about change and their future.

Chuka said: “Thank you to the Redthread team and Dr Emer Sutherland for updating me on their dedicated service for teenagers and young people who have been victim of serious youth violence and exploitation. The team at King’s have been able to put in place an extremely effective model to help young people at this moment of vulnerability, and the passion and dedication shown by King’s staff is incredible.”