The Hertfordshire Compact is an agreement between voluntary and statutory organisations about how they will work in partnership for the benefit of Hertfordshire’s communities.
Although this Compact is not legally binding, the intention is that it should be followed to promote good quality working relationships.
The current Hertfordshire Compact was launched in July 2016. The aim of the Hertfordshire Compact is to establish an effective partnership between the statutory sector and voluntary and community sector to ensure:
The Compact Steering Group was co-chaired by Jacquie Hime (CEO at North Herts CVS) and Ruth Harrington (Head of Community Wellbeing Commissioning at HCC). The secretariat for the group was provided by HCC’s Corporate Policy Team.
In discussions and negotiations, statutory sector representation was co-ordinated by Herts County Council. Statutory signatories to the Hertfordshire Compact include:
Voluntary sector representation was co-ordinated through the Herts Charity CEO Network. Current voluntary sector members of the steering group are:
The intention is to make sure individual organisations from the statutory and voluntary sectors align their policies and behaviour to the Compact. Where necessary, the steering group will develop more detailed guidance or clarification.
If you want to learn more about the Hertfordshire Compact, please use the links on the right or contact Jacquie Hime at North Herts CVS.