Britain's future depends on empowering the next generation to become active citizens

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Mock Trials

The Mock Trials are an effective and fun way of helping young people understand how the judicial system works. Learn how you can get involved...



SMSC resources

Schools measure children by their academic achievement. However, we need to remember that qualities such as empathy, compassion and fair-mindedness are just as important.



We have mobilised more than 300,000 young people to take social action.

We've helped 80% of secondary schools nurture active citizens.


We are the UK's leader in the field of public legal information (PLE) for young people. PLE gives people the knowledge, skills and confidence to tackle problems they meet in everyday life.




We believe it is vital young people get to grips with key financial terms during their school life. Our programmes and conferences enable finance professionals from the most reputable companies to help bring this education to life.



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Help us fight for the role of citizenship education in educating and preparing young people for life beyond the school gates. Fundraise for us and help us champion a society with greater equality and social cohesion.


Author: Richard John


  • Welcome to Young Citizens - from the Citizenship Foundation

    Welcome to Young Citizens, the new brand from the Citizenship Foundation for all of our youth-focused work. Read from Tom Franklin, our CEO, about why we took this radical step... Read more

  • Our first Brexit conference for students

    Whether we’re pro or anti Brexit, or somewhere in between, most of us agree that Brexit will have a profound impact on our lives. That impact will be greatest – and last longest – for young people. Read more


  • Using books and stories to enhance SMSC learning - London

    The conference targets Key Stage 1 & 2 teachers. The event will look at the power of stories to engage and enrich the primary curriculum and support SMSC development. Read more

  • Student Brexit Conference - Leeds

    Following the success of the first Brexit Conference in London we are delighted to be running our second conference specifically designed for KS4 students looking at the issues surrounding Brexit. Read more