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European seminar on first aid with vulnerable people

Published on 23/03/2009

On 11th and 12th March 2009 the British Red Cross (BRC) hosted a seminar for staff and volunteers from the BRC, 11 other European Red Cross/Red Crescent National Societies and the IFRC on the development of our work with vulnerable groups. This seminar marked the end of the need for a ‘taskforce’ on this subject following 3 years of development, trialling resources and building understanding of this work. It provided an opportunity to showcase projects, discuss growth of this area and build on the knowledge base that supports this work. The support that was shown for it and the enthusiasm of the delegates reflected a clear step change to prioritise this area of work which remains high on the IFRC’s agenda and that of the wider Movement.

The overall aim of the seminar was to inspire national societies and BRC areas to develop their work with vulnerable groups using first aid, and to incorporate it in their workplans and strategies. The goal for this work is a transformational shift towards more and better delivery of first aid education to those most in need of it, and those least likely to learn through other means.


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