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We spent some time with Bar ‘n’ bus who lead detached youth work in Basildon. Detached youth workers spend time in the places young people hang out in order to get to know and form relationships with these young people.

This form of youth work means the youth workers can engage with young people who may not choose to use traditional youth services.

Conversations can happen on the young people’s terms, where they feel comfortable. The detached youth workers can provide advice, help and signpost to different support services. It is a great way to engage with young people across the county.