Citizenship is more than a subject. It's the bedrock to a strong society and democracy. It is a set of skills and knowledge that help you shape it.

It's now more important than ever to see our young people equipped as citizens so they are ready for the challenges of today and tomorrow.

Young Citizens believes every young person is better and more equipped for life during and after school through learning citizenship. We know from experience it leads to stronger communities, increased belonging and improved confidence in understanding the part we all play in society, including how to protect the world around us, get on with others and campaign for things we care about.

To find out more about embedding citizenship in your school or group see more below.


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What is Citizenship?

It’s more than a national curriculum subject Citizenship involves people working together to make positive differences to the society...

Why teach citizenship?

Citizenship is a statutory national curriculum subject There are many reasons to teach citizenship. For a start, it is...

Importance of citizenship education

Why is citizenship education important? Citizenship education gives people the knowledge and skills to understand, challenge and engage with democratic society including politics, the media, civil...

British Values

What do ‘British values’ mean? According DfE, ‘fundamental British values’ comprise: democracy the rule of law individual liberty mutual...