Project: NCS Sub-Group Analysis Report

Client: National Citizen Service (NCS)

In July 2020, the NCS published In The Mix with NCS, a sub-group analysis, jointly produced by Mime and Jump, of the programme’s impact on social mixing, cohesion and engagement. The analysis we produced demonstrated improvements in outcomes across a range of pupil groups.

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The report explores data from the 2016 and 2017 NCS surveys to show how different groups of young people benefitted across the three key outcome areas for NCS. Broadly speaking, participants who were female, from disadvantaged backgrounds, disabled or BAME were found to have been most positively impacted by their involvement in NCS.

Key findings

  • Agency and democratic engagement – female participants and those with a disability showed the most improvement in their feelings about whether they are able to impact the world around them, deal with a problem in their local community, and understand who has influence in their community
  • Social engagement – participants reported increases in formal and informal volunteering, as well as engagement in youth groups and activities
  • Social cohesion – there was a large increase in participants’ confidence to meet new people, with those with a disability showing the largest improvement. There were also increases in tolerance towards others across all groups.