2013 Report details for project: National Citizen Service

Project name: National Citizen Service - there are 3 reports for this project: 2013, 2014, 2015
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Organisation: CO (D2) - see all reports for this organisation
Report year: 2013 (data is from Sept 2012)
Category: Transformation - see all reports for this category
Description: National Citizen Service (NCS) is a flagship government programme that gives 16 and 17-year-olds the chance to learn new skills and get involved in their communities. NCS promotes: • a more cohesive society by mixing participants of different backgrounds; • a more responsible society by supporting young people’s transition into adulthood; and • a more engaged society by enabling young people to work together to create social action projects in their local communities. NCS brings young people together from different backgrounds (e.g. religious, ethnic and socioeconomic) to work together, and teaches them what it means to be responsible and serve their communities. It is a high quality personal development programme that gives young people a chance to prove to themselves and their peers what they can do. In 2012 the programme tripled the programme from 2011. The 2013/14 delivery model sees a move from grant funding to contracts for all NCS providers, including new providers. The programme is also establishing an Independent Management Body to manage NCS contracts, and support providers to thrive and grow.
DCA (RAG): Amber
DCA text: The Programme completed a successful business case to move from a grant to contract delivery model and to support the 2013/14 procurement of these providers in November 2012. A group of organisations including charities and colleges were subsequently selected to deliver contracts worth £200 million to run National Citizen Service. Eight bidders were successful, including four charities, two college consortia and two Voluntary, Community, Social Enterprise (VCSE) and private sector partnerships. As a result, over 120 organisations are involved in the national and local delivery of NCS in 2013 and 2014, including over 70 organisations from the VCSE sector, and around 50 colleges and local authorities. To address the recommendations in the Gateway Review report, the Cabinet Office recruited a dedicated Head of Programme Development. There is now has a comprehensive and integrated programme plan and risk regime in place, with all the necessary tools embedded to ensure the Cabinet Office Team have clear, strong and integrated up to date plans, risk registers and status reports to monitor progress. This includes detailed and robust risk and issue management plans to support the delivery of the places for 2013 and 2014 programmes. The lack of Team resource and skill has also been addressed and the Cabinet Office Team is now fully complemented with proficient expertise, with particular attention to the needs of 2013 and 2014 programme providers. Since the assessment, transfer of full responsibility of NCS to the Cabinet Office from DfE is going well.
Start date: 2011-10-01
End date: 2014-12-31
Schedule text: The programme is currently delivered in house by the Cabinet Office, and is on track, delivering on critical path for the NCS 2013 places. Development of plans for the Independent Management Body are underway and on track.
Baseline: £59.86m
Forecast: £59.86m
Variance: 0.00%
Variance text:
Whole Life Cost: £324.06m
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Sourcefile: CO_2013.csv

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