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About us: We help young people build a better future

The Citizenship Foundation inspires young people to take part in society as equal members.

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We help them to understand the law, politics and democratic life. We promote participation, we help teachers to teach citizenship and we work with young people on issues that concern them.

We want society to be fairer, more inclusive and more cohesive.

We want a democracy in which everyone has the knowledge, skills, and confidence to take part as effective citizens.

Shaping schools

We help teachers to help young people take responsible action in their lives and communities and shape the world around them.

Our curriculum materials have been used by over 80 per cent of UK secondary schools and 50 per cent of primary schools.

Inspiring action

We motivate young people to shape the world for everyone's benefit.

Our social action programmes have helped motivate more than a quarter of a million young people.

Influencing policy

We help policy-makers, school leaders and community leaders to understand the importance of citizenship education.

We argued successfully for keeping citizenship on the national curriculum.

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