National Citizen Service: A Geographical Approach
reportposted on 03.10.2017, 08:56 by Sarah MillsSarah Mills, Catherine Waite
This three year project examined the state’s motivations behind, the voluntary sector’s engagement with, and young people’s experiences of, National Citizen Service. National Citizen Service (NCS) is a UK government funded voluntary scheme for 15-17 year olds in England and Northern Ireland delivered through a range of social enterprises, charities and private sector partnerships. Since 2011, over 300,000 young people have completed NCS – a short-term programme with two residential experiences and 30 hours of a social action project (further details on page 6). Using NCS as a case-study, and positioning this new scheme within the historical context of youth citizenship development, this research project addresses timely and policy-relevant debates on the state and civil society, and contributes to academic debates on youth citizenship, volunteering and informal education.
This research project was funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC – ES/L009315/1).
- Social Sciences
- Geography and Environment