Citizenship Foundation evidence to House of Lords Select Committee Inquiry

The Citizenship Foundation’s written evidence to the House of Lords’ Select Committee Inquiry into Citizenship and Civic Engagement has now been published by Parliament.

The Select Committee has been appointed to consider the issues of citizenship and civic engagement in the twenty-first century, and is due to report by 31 March 2018.  The Foundation’s evidence included 18 policy recommendations including:

  • Government, alongside Parliament, to take a lead in developing a national consensus on action to breathe new life and confidence into democratic society, through encouraging active citizenship.
  • Government should consider setting down citizenship rights and responsibilities in the form of a Citizenship Compact.
  • Government to fully commit to supporting citizenship education for all students, from primary through to university level.

The Foundation’s CEO, Tom Franklin, gave oral evidence to the Committee last Wednesday, alongside others involved in Citizenship education.  A transcript of the evidence will be available shortly, in the meantime an audio recording is available from BBC Parliament.

Views expressed on this blog are not necessarily those of the Citizenship Foundation.

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