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Title: Introduction to the Compact and what it can do for you Jess Crocker Compact Voice Manager


1
Introduction to the Compact and what it can do
for youJess CrockerCompact Voice Manager
2
What is the Compact?
  • Agreement between Government and Voluntary and
    Community Sector
  • Outlines ways of working
  • Emphasis on partnership working
  • Mutual benefit to both sectors and to wider
    society

3
History of the Compact
  • Recommendation of the Deakin Commissions Report
    1996
  • Change in Government 1997
  • The Compact 1998
  • Five codes of practice since 1998
  • 97 of councils have local Compacts

4
What is a Compact way of working?
  • Effective partnerships
  • Not all about money
  • Being enabling and supportive
  • Culture shift attitudes and behaviour
  • Independence

5
What has it achieved?
  • Birmingham sector-friendly commissioning
  • Tower Hamlets Compact values used within the
    sector
  • Enfield police used the Compact to engage faith
    groups
  • Mertons community policing standards apply the
    Compact principles and values
  • Lambeth Lido partnership
  • Three-year funding, 12-week consultations,
    full-cost recovery

6
Key Compact principles
  • Equality of opportunity
  • Partnership working
  • Meaningful and timely consultation
  • Sustainable, strategic, proportionate, consistent
    and transparent funding
  • Respect and open dialogue
  • Independence of the sector

7
Codes of Good Practice
  • Funding and Procurement
  • Consultation and Policy Appraisal
  • Volunteering
  • Community Groups
  • Black and Ethnic Minority Groups

8
Key Government Undertakings
  • Funding and Procurement code
  • Involving the sector in programme design
  • Clear application processes and timescales
  • Full cost recovery
  • Risk management
  • Advance payment
  • Longer-term funding
  • Proportionate monitoring and focus on outcomes
  • Performance management
  • 3-months notice and reasons why when funding is
    terminated

9
Key Government Undertakings
  • Consultation and Policy Appraisal code
  • Consulting the sector on issues likely to affect
    it
  • 12-week consultations in accessible formats
  • Making clear what can be changed
  • Giving clear feedback on responses received and
    why decisions were taken
  • Volunteering code
  • Consult on and minimise barriers to volunteering
  • Improve understanding of volunteering

10
Key Government Undertakings
  • Black and Minority Ethnic Groups code
  • A joint review when funding is withdrawn
  • A flexible and supportive approach during crisis
  • Targeted consultation and funding to reflect the
    barriers these groups face
  • Community Groups code
  • Extra support for accessing funding, consultation
    and partnerships
  • Support on volunteers, small grants, community
    assets and capacity building

11
Key Voluntary Sector Undertakings
  • Maintain high standards of governance and conduct
  • Respect confidentiality and be accountable to the
    law
  • Involve and consult stakeholders where
    appropriate and communicate their views clearly
    and accurately
  • Promote effective working relationships with
    Government bodies
  • Develop quality standards and put in place
    policies and standards as appropriate to ensure
    best practice and equality.

12
The Compacts teeth
  • Groups using it
  • Compact Advocacy
  • Public law and judicial review
  • Ombudsman
  • Mediation
  • Future of the Compact debate

13
What makes a successful Local Compact?
  • Focusing on outcomes
  • Structures and links
  • Leading and championing
  • Involving stakeholders
  • Effective voluntary sector representation
  • Resourcing
  • Making it real

14
Compact bodies
Compact Commission Ombudsman Mediation
Voluntary Sector
Statutory Sector
Compact Voice Compact Advocacy Public Law Project
Office of the Third Sector (OTS) Local
Government Association (LGA)
15
Compact Voice
  • Independent board structure
  • Local Compact Voice networkpaul.barasi_at_compactvoi
    ce.org.uk
  • For public bodies http//friendslcv.ning.com

16
Compact Voice
  • Contact us
  • 020 7520 2561
  • www.compactvoice.org.uk
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