About us

Who are we?

Young Citizens is an initiative of the Citizenship Foundation. We inspire people to take part in society as equal members of it. We help them to understand the law, politics and public life. To do this, we: promote participation; help teachers to teach citizenship; work with young people on issues that concern them.

Why this website?

Citizenship has been on the National Curriculum in England and Wales since 1991, and compulsory in secondary schools since 2002. It leaves an enormous legacy. We believe the wealth of expertise that has built up is invaluable to delivering SMSC.