Redthread Youth


The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity is pleased to provide a grant for Redthread Youth, which aims to reduce serious youth violence, and has revolutionised the support available to young victims.


The Goldsmiths’ Company Charity is pleased to announce its support for Redthread Youth, with a grant towards their Youth Violence Intervention Programme.  

The programme runs in hospital A&E departments in partnership with the major trauma network. The innovative service aims to reduce serious youth violence, and has revolutionised the support available to young victims.  

Every year thousands of young people aged 11 – 24 come through hospital doors as victims of assault and exploitation. It is then, at this time of crisis, that Redthread’s youth workers utilise their unique position embedded in the emergency departments alongside clinical staff, to engage these young victims. 

At this moment of vulnerability, young people often experience the ‘Teachable Moment’, where they are out of their comfort zone, alienated from their peers, and often coming to terms with the effects of injury.  In this moment many are more able than ever to question what behaviour and choices have led them to this hospital bed and, with specialist youth worker support, pursue change they haven’t felt able to before. 

Find out more about Redthread Youth here.