Newham’s Detached Youth Work Team are based primarily in Stratford and the Green Street area providing youth work support to young people in their environment, and on their terms. We typically work on the street, in parks, street cages, pitches, shops, malls and cafes etc. The nature of our work means that we engage with and support some of Newham’s most vulnerable young people who may not be accessing any other services.  Our offer works through universal, open-access street sessions where we are out and about in the community, through project work and also through targeted interventions and 1-2-1 mentoring with young people identified via the different parts of our offer. 


We do not work on a referral basis, as we provide open access and universal youth work. However, if you are aware of a particular young person who may need our support at this time, in the Stratford and or Green Street area, please reach out to us via the contact information given on this Padlet. We strive to work in partnership with LBN and other services to ensure the best possible offer for young people in the areas in which we work. We register young people accordingly once we have developed trusted and meaningful relationships with them. Young people involved with detached team project work will always be registered. 


If you’d like to know more information about the Detached Team and the work they are doing during within the borough as part of the wider YES offer, please contact the lead workers given below. 

Mohammed Rafi 
Senior Detached Youth Worker 

Chelsie Sparks
Detached Youth Worker (Stratford) 

Venetta Edwards
Detached Youth Worker (Green Street) 
07773 481118

You can also follow the team’s Instagram here

Current Offer:

Universal Detached Sessions: 
Detached youth work sessions, connecting with young people in their own spaces and places across our two locations. Times of sessions vary to suit needs of young people. 

Stratford: Tues, Thurs and Fri. 
Green Street: Thurs and Fri. 

If you have any questions regarding our universal sessions, please contact (Stratford) or (Green Street). 

Boxing:Age – 14 -19 year olds, Every Tuesdays 4.30pm – 5.30pm at MBOX, 438 Cranmer Road, Forest Gate E7 0JN to register please provide young person details to Venetta Edwards (

Basketball:Currently every Wednesday, 5pm – 7pm at Forest Gate Youth Zone 1 woodford Road, E7 0DH to register please provide young person details to Joshua Anyanwu ( and Venetta Edwards (

Football:Every Wednesday in collaboration with West Ham United Foundation – Stratford Park MUGA pitch, E15 4PT to register please provide young person details to Mohammed Rafi (

Youth Independent Advisory Group: 
The YIAG will meet on a weekly basis, and is currently in recruitment stages. The project aims to bring young people together to provide advice and highlight how young people experience policing in Newham. If you would like to get involved or refer a young person please contact or


Last updated: 18/10/2022

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