Implementing a National Citizen Service

  • Bernard DaviesEmail author


Key features of the NCS scheme—including: its more specific aims and content; staff roles, recruitment and training; the recruitment and retention of participants and its emphasis on ‘social mixing’; evaluation assessments of its short-term and long-term impacts, outcomes and ‘monetised’ benefits; its funding and costs per participant. Some critical responses to the scheme from politicians, a House of Commons Select Committee and the National Audit Office. Critical scrutiny of NCS as a possible alternative provider of open access youth work and replacement for lost local Youth Service facilities.

Further Reading

  1. Booth, Caroline, et al. 2015. National Citizen Service 2014 Evaluation: Main Report. Ipsos Mori.Google Scholar
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  4. de St Croix, Tania. 2017. ‘Time to Say Goodbye to the National Citizen Service?’ Youth and Policy. June 2017.
  5. Mills, Sarah and Waite, Catherine. 2017. ‘Brands of Youth Citizenship and the Politics of Scale: National Citizen Service in the United Kingdom’. Political Geography. Vol 56. January, pp. 66–76.Google Scholar
  6. NatCen. 2012. Evaluation of National Citizen Service Pilots: Interim Report. NatCen Social Research. May.Google Scholar
  7. National Audit Office. 2017. National Citizen Service. National Audit Office. January.Google Scholar
  8. Panayiotou, Sally, et al. 2017. National Citizen Service 2016 Evaluation. Kantar/LSE. December.Google Scholar
  9. House of Commons Public Accounts Committee. 2017. National Citizen Service Enquiry.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.WarkwickshireUK

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