Supporting youth services voted top priority at Shout Out

Young people said preventing cuts to youth services was their top priority at Camden Shout Out, organised by Camden Youth Council and the Youth MP .

More than 100 young people had their say on issues ranging from safety on the street and ‘hidden’ illnesses, such as mental health problems, to future educational and career paths - writes camden.gov.uk.

Improving communication with young peopleand Camden in 2025 were also hot topics of debate at the Shout Out event held at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London in Granary Square yesterday (Monday, 6 November).

Young people who attended Shout Out voted on what the top priority for the Camden Youth MP and Camden Youth Council should be. Preventing cuts to youth services came out as the clear winner.

The event was organised by Camden Youth Council and Camden’s Youth MP with the Council’s youth service . Shout Out also marked the beginning of the 2018 Camden Youth MP Election campaign, with young people invited to stand as candidates.

Current Youth MP Esther Joy Boadu, who was joined at Shout Out by her two predecessors Jabeen Rizvi and Hannah Morris, said: “Being Camden’s Youth MP has been a great opportunity for me to represent young people at a local and national level.”

Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council

Our Youth MP and Deputy Youth MPs have played a powerful role in representing young voices and helping to shape our policies. We know how much passion and energy young people have for politics. I have been involved in political campaigning since I was 14 and I am now 31 - but I still sometimes get told that I am too young to represent people. If we listen to people who tell us we are too young to be making a difference, we don’t get heard.

Councillor Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council

Coming to Shout Out and making your voices heard here shows your commitment and belief in the value of our youth services. Thank you to the Youth MP and Youth Council for making it a real success and our youth service, who work behind the scenes to help make all this happen. We want to make sure that we continue to invest in youth services so that Camden remains a great place to grow up.

Councillor Abdul Hai, Cabinet Member for Young People and Cohesion

Other guests included Councillor Nadia Shah, Cabinet Member for Safer Communities; Camden’s Leader of the Opposition, Councillor Claire-Louise Leyland; Kyro Brooks, Chief Executive of the Young Camden Foundation , who spoke about ‘getting ahead in life’; Martin Pratt, the Council’s Executive Director of Supporting People, and Dominic Clout, the independent chair of Camden Safeguarding Children Board, who is also a former Met Police Borough Commander.

Find out more :

  • To find out more about youth democracy and the Camden Youth MP Election visit camden.gov.uk/youthcouncil or follow @camdenyouthmp on Twitter
  • To find your local youth centre or find out more about other local youth services visit camden.gov.uk/youthservices
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