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Compact Week launch: new Partnership Working Toolkit available now


As part of Compact Week 2014, Compact Voice are pleased to announce the launch of our new practical guide, the Partnership Working Toolkit.
The Toolkit contains an array of practical, straightforward information covering everything you need to know about local cross-sector partnerships - and how to make them thrive. 

Compact Awards 2014: Shortlist announced

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Compact Voice is pleased to announce the shortlist for this year's Compact Awards.
The Awards celebrate excellence in partnership working between the voluntary sector and the public sector.
This year, we received over 50 nominations. All of the shortlisted nominations demonstrate real, replicable examples of where partnerships across sectors are delivering tangible benefits for communities.

Annual Survey of local Compacts 2014 now open

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Compact Voice's fourth annual survey of local Compacts is now open.

Local Compacts provide a much needed framework for partnership working between the sectors. They outline reasonable expectations and help foster trust, highlight shared goals and deal with difficult decisions. They can also be a valuable tool in building relationships with new commissioning bodies like Clinical Commissioning Groups and Police and Crime Commissioners.
We believe it is vital that information is gathered which can be used to assess the 'health' and effectiveness of local Compacts in the current policy landscape.

The who, what and how of judicial review explained

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Compact Voice have published a new briefing on understanding judicial review procedures.
The briefing explains, in clear, jargon-free language, what judicial review is and how it works in practice. Judicial review is the process by which the courts examine the lawfulness of a public authority’s decision.

Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector: Latest report published

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The Panel on the Independence of the Voluntary Sector have published their latest report.
Compact Voice gave evidence at a session leading up to its publication last year, and the report draws on our research and Annual Survey Report.

Sad loss of a true Compact Champion

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Chris Frost, Compact Voice board member and Chief Executive of Merton Voluntary Service Council, sadly passed away on Thursday morning.

Compact Awards 2013 - Winners announced

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The winners of this year’s Compact Awards have been announced at a ceremony held by Compact Voice last night in Westminster.

The ceremony, attended by over 120 guests, was hosted by Simon Blake OBE, Chair of Compact Voice, and Nick Hurd MP, Minister for Civil Society.

Survey reveals highest ever levels of support for the Compact despite lack of resources

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Today Compact Voice has published findings from its third annual survey of local Compacts. The results reveal that despite reductions in resourcing, local support for the Compact is at its highest ever levels.

Compact Voice and Office for Civil Society publish joint action plan

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Today Compact Voice and the Office for Civil Society have announced a joint action plan, which sets out clear activities for both to strengthen use of the Compact across government departments.

Compact implementation prominent in government business plans

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Government departmental business plans for 2013-14 have now been published, and for the second year running, the Compact is included as a cross-departmental priority.

The plans outline how respective departments will be implementing the Compact and working in partnership with the voluntary and community sector. Compact Voice is pleased that the Compact is prominent in many departmental plans – several have included tangible, positive activities which they will be undertaking to strengthen their relationship with the voluntary sector through the Compact.

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