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Camden makes every effort to ensure children and families receive a high quality service.

The views of children, parents and carers are very important in making changes and improvements to our services.

There are many opportunities to give your views and to be involved. Please see below for some of the ways you can get involved and help make a change.


Camden Children in Care Council (CiCC)

The Children in Care Council (CiCC) provides a voice for children and young people in care and care leavers.

Young people are involved in making decisions on issues affecting children, young people in care and leaving care. Members of the CiCC have opportunity to give a feedback about their experience of the service, what is working well and what needs improving.

Most recently, this included: taking part in selection and commissioning of potential providers of Pathways services for care leavers, interviewing candidates for senior jobs in the Council, developing Backchat website for young people and the app for care leavers, training social workers and foster carers.

If you would like to find out more and get involved, please speak to your social worker or your PA (Personal Advisor).

You can also email Backchat "Talk to Us"



Camden Reactive Forum

Reactive Forum is a group of disabled young people aged 13 to 18 and living in Camden.

The Forum provides an opportunity for disabled young people to have a say about what they think about services and influence strategic decision-making and service planning that affects disabled young people. The Forum also evaluates and gives views and feedback on service delivery across the Council and Children’s Trust partnership.

For more information contact:

Or visit Camden youth projects for disabled young people:


Camden youth council

Would you like to represent young people in Camden and help make changes?

Youth Council members help to raise awareness of issues young people face in Camden. Members play important role to influence and inform decisions that affect lives of all young people.

With our support you can make a difference as a volunteer, campaigner, decision-maker and leader.

If you are 13 – 19 years old and live in Camden, or attend schools or college in Camden, you can apply to join Camden youth council.

Find out more:

Camden youth council

You can also email us if you’d like to find out more information, or follow us on social media.
•    Twitter: @camdenyouthmp
•    Instagram: CamdenYouthCouncil


Young Inspectors

The Young Inspectors project is an annual programme and provides an opportunity for young people to give their views on children’s services, make recommendations for changes and inform the co-design of services.

The programme also provides young people with an opportunity to learn new skills, gain confidence, raise aspirations, increase motivation and self-esteem, gain work experience, enhance their CVs and provide an inspiration to other young people to participate in future inspections of services.

This project provides opportunities for young people to improve access to education, employment and training.

To find out more visit the Backchat website

or send a message to Backchat – Talk to us


Total Respect - listening to young people training

Total Respect is a training course delivered by trained young people who have experience of being in care. It is a very successful training for all professionals working with young people and for foster carers.

“It challenges assumptions about young people and teaches participants how to work together and create better conditions for young people's involvement in service design and delivery.”

If you would like to join the training team, please contact
Elzbieta Chandrasena on 020 7974 1850 or email


Camden Summer University

Young people can choose from more than 70 free courses in arts, sport and life skills at top local venues, as Camden Summer University returns. Check the date when course bookings go live.

Young people can enrol if they are aged 13 to 19 and either live in Camden, go to a local state school or attend a council-run youth centre.

Their courses on offer are hosted by some of London’s biggest names and include:

  • Fashion and beauty.
  • Music.
  • Dance and performing arts.
  • Film making, photography, media and ICT.
  • Creative arts.
  • Health, fitness and sport.

Find out more:

Visit the website now to view courses or
Call 020 7619 3903 or email

Popular courses fill up fast so don't miss out!

Camden Summer University is brought to you by the council's youth service in partnership with local venues and organisations.

Find a youth club

Camden Council has three youth 'hubs' (or clubs) where young people aged 13 to 19 (25 if you have a learning disability) can access support, meet with other young people and get involved in a range of activities, including games, trips out, art, cooking, sports, volunteering, accredited (short qualification) courses and workshops.

For more information visit:

Love Camden

This is an online guide to events taking place in Camden, interesting places to visit and free exhibitions. There is also information for teenagers about projects in art, music and dance.

For more information visit


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