Youth engagement outreach work

The vision for Locality Detached & Outreach (LDO) is to ensure all young people living, working, or attending schools in Croydon and their families have the opportunity to access the services they need. This is particularly important for the most vulnerable young people and families who may still be dealing with the impact of the pandemic.

We hope that engaging young people, who are deemed hard to reach, in conversations and positive activities will enable them to make informed choices.

We aim to support the meaningful participation of young people in the political decision-making process to ensure their voices are heard.

Project Objectives

  • to help enhance positive peer relationships
  • to ensure young people are involved in positive activities and not involved in anti-social behaviour.
  • to support young people after school, and college, and those not in education employment or training, (NEET)

Detached and outreach work

We offer a variety of youth work support:

Detached and outreach: This work involves delivering youth activities outside of a dedicated venue (like a youth hub) using the youth bus. The youth bus goes to different locations around the borough and delivers a youth session from the bus. This involves positive activities like:  

  • board games 
  • sports 
  • arts and crafts 
  • video games 

Reconnaissance: Reconnaissance sessions are aimed at exploring and assessing specific hot spots for youth violence in the borough and if we identify a need for outreach sessions then we will include those locations in our schedule. 

Response: Response is an outreach session which has been deployed in an area where recently there has been an incident of youth crime. 

Detached and outreach schedule


Locality Detached and outreach (LDO)

The LDO team are in the Town Centre & Shrublands area.

  • Time: 2.30pm to 5.30pm 
  • Free for 8 to 18 year olds 

For more information, get in touch using the contact details below.


Reconnaissance and response

Various locations borough-wide.

For more information, get in touch using the contact details below.



New Addington (Parade & Milne Park) 

For more information, get in touch using the contact details below.

Contact us

For more information contact:

Boris Rupnik:

Darrel Morris: 

Mobile: 07732 072 165