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Cabinet Member for Young People, Equalities and Cohesion (Camden Council)

(Formerly known as Cabinet Member for Young People and Cohesion)

Councillor Abdul Hai (Lab). The role is:


Leading on creating opportunities for young people, reducing youth offending and promoting community cohesion (including youth participation; ensuring successful launch into work; early intervention for adolescence; youth services, youth justice, and special responsibility for youth violence). Promoting cohesion and leading on equalities.


To take responsibility for delivery of the aspects of Our Camden Plan that relate to the portfolio functions outlined below and in particular the following: 

  • seeking to assist young people who have grown up locally, or who have strong connections to the borough, to gain a foothold in Camden and build their lives here.
  • building a borough where different communities have opportunities to come together and celebrate diversity and shared values
  • preparing young people to be successful in their working lives via the pathway that is right for them, whether academic or vocational
  • implementing the recommendations of the STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths) Commission, and support young people in Camden to gain the skills they need to access 21st century jobs.

To lead on Camden’s Prevent Strategy and work programme.

To lead on Camden’s Youth Safety Fund.

To work to ensure the safety of Camden's young people and implement the recommendations of the youth safety taskforce. 

To ensure that the work of other portfolio holders is effective in promoting equalities.

To take a strategic lead for the Council on employment and skills opportunities with a particular reference to schemes and support programmes that will contribute to the Our Camden Plan objectives and the facilitating of opportunities, including apprentice schemes.

To take the lead Cabinet role, working with the Cabinet Member for Community Investment, in working with business to secure apprenticeships for young people.

To have responsibility for all matters relating to the youth and youth offending services in Camden.

To lead on tackling inequality and creating opportunity for young people.

To lead on reducing youth offending and promoting community cohesion (including youth participation; ensuring successful launch into work and maximising apprenticeship levy; early intervention for adolescence; youth services, youth justice, plus equalities and cohesion including responsibility for youth violence

To lead on the development and building of stronger communities, community cohesion and resilience.

To have responsibility for the Coroners Service.

To lead with regard to NEETS (those not in education, employment or training) and employment in the Borough.

To take the strategic lead for the Council on equality issues and on the equality agenda generally.

To monitor the Council’s equality performance and policies.

To have responsibility for ensuring that the voice of young people’s in Camden is heard in the development of policies and services across the borough.

To be responsible for the health and safety issues that fall within the remit of this portfolio.

To be responsible for the aspects of the council’s response to HS2 and Euston Station that fall within these portfolio responsibilities.

Contact details

Contact Name
Olivia Mensah
Contact Position
Head of Member Support
020 7974 6409
Fax: 020 7974 5921
Alternative Contact


c/o Member Support
Camden Town Hall
Judd Street

Further details

Parent Body
Camden Council Corporate Services Directorate
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