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About ACT

ACT is the subject association for Citizenship representing teachers and others involved in Citizenship education. We were founded in 2001 by Professor, Sir Bernard Crick and set up as a registered charity.

ACT's Honorary President is The Rt Hon. the Lord Blunkett.

We work to transform the lives of children and young people through high quality Citizenship education.

We achieve our aims by providing:

  • membership services and education programmes that develop and promote Citizenship education;
  • professional development, training and networking opportunities;
  • advocacy for the subject, research and strategic policy advice; and
  • high quality teaching materials including our journal 'Teaching Citizenship'.
  • Our work is led by our Council, a group of teachers and practitioners who are members of ACT from across the country and overseen by our Board of Trustees. We encourage all our members to help steer our work and have a leading role in Citizenship education nationally.

    Our annual statement and financial records are also publicly available on the Charity Commission website. Find ACT by searching for our charity number: 1100180.

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