Decision details

PCC DN - Stop the bleed day (CitizenAid), video and co-creation

Decision Maker: Director for Police, Crime, Criminal Justice and Fire

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


There is a need to provide better training to young people on how to identify and stop a bleed.
The Manchester Arena Inquiry Report, Volume 2-II, includes the following recommendation:
The Department for Education should consider extending the National Curriculum to ensure that pupils, once of an appropriate age, receive education in all first responder interventions.

‘Stop the bleed’ day will allow large numbers of young people to receive potentially life saving first aid training.
If the pilot in GM is successful, CitizenAid plan to roll out nationally.


The GM VRU is seeking to support CitizenAid with the GM pilot of ‘Stop the bleed’ day, a day that will teach young people how to identify and stop a bleed. The format will be similar to ‘Restart a heart day’, where young people will be shown a video and given chance to try out what they learn.

The funding from the VRU will cover the co-design of the video with young people and filming and editing. CitizenAid are covering costs for website, social content and equipment for training.
The total amount of funding to be given by the VRU is £8,000. This will be given to EY3 who will lead on co-creation and video filming and editing.

Publication date: 13/01/2023

Date of decision: 20/12/2022