National Citizenship Service

NCS Phase 1

NCS Phase 1

BPE has run the Outdoor Phase of the National Citizen Service for the past five years. In 2015 BPE partnered with Ingeus to deliver the National Citizenship Service Phase 1. This will continue in 2016.
Phase 1 Outbound Week of the National Citizen Service consists of a week of challenging and exciting activities.
National Citizen Service (NCS) supports the Government’s vision for building a Big Society. It will act as a gateway to the Big Society for many young people by supporting them to develop the skills and attitudes they need to become more engaged with their communities and become active and responsible citizens. NCS will make a positive contribution to local communities, requiring close working with schools, local authorities, businesses and other neighbourhood groups to create a more cohesive, responsible and engaged society.
NCS is a voluntary programme for 16 and 17 year-olds that will promote:
· a more cohesive society by mixing participants of different backgrounds
· a more responsible society by supporting the transition into adulthood for young people
· a more engaged society by enabling young people to work together to create social action projects in their local communities.
It is the Government’s vision that NCS will, over time, become a valued rite of passage into adulthood that all 16-year-olds will want to complete.