Compact and public law - Ingela Andersson

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Compact and public law - Ingela Andersson

  1. 1. The Compact
  2. 2. The Compact • Agreement between Government and the Voluntary Sector • Local significance • Outlines partnership working • Mutual benefit to both sectors and to wider society
  3. 3. Outcomes of Compact working • Independence of voluntary sector • Involvement and consultation • Well managed programmes and services • Minimised impact of ending funding • An equal and fair society
  4. 4. In practice • 12 week policy consultations • 3 year funding, payments in advance where needed, full cost recovery • 3 months’ notice • Allocate risk appropriately • Proportionate monitoring
  5. 5. Compact and the Law • “It seems to me that the Compact was more than a wish list but less than a contract. It is a commitment of intent between the parties concerned.” • His Honour Judge Mackie, November 2007 in the judgement from R(Berry) v Cumbria County Council
  6. 6. Compact and the law • Guidance • Both sectors signed up to it • Overlap with Public Law principles – Right to fair hearing – Impact assessment – Reasons for actions and decisions • Empowering the Voluntary Sector partnership
  7. 7. How does it work? • When it is used! • Building and maintaining relationships • Challenge early • Champions, working groups, Compact workers
  8. 8. Success stories • Orthodox Jewish Group – social inclusion • Praxis – challenging termination of funding • Capacitybuilders – overburdensome monitoring • Merton – no blanket funding cuts
  9. 9. Resources • Empowering the Voluntary Sector 020 7520 3161 evsadvice@ncvo-vol.org.uk • www.navca.org.uk/evs/ • “Keeping it legal” – Guide for third sector organisations on WRC website • Factsheets on www.publiclawproject.org.uk • www.compactvoice.org.uk • www.ncvo-vol.org.uk
  10. 10. Resources • Empowering the Voluntary Sector 020 7520 3161 evsadvice@ncvo-vol.org.uk • www.navca.org.uk/evs/ • “Keeping it legal” – Guide for third sector organisations on WRC website • Factsheets on www.publiclawproject.org.uk • www.compactvoice.org.uk • www.ncvo-vol.org.uk

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