Public Sector Compacts

Compacts underpin the relationship between the statutory sector and the voluntary, community, social and faith enterprise (VCSFE) sector, with the aim of improving communication and understanding and strengthening our collective capacity to work together to improve the quality of life for local residents. Communities 1st has signed up to both the Hertsmere Compact and the Hertfordshire Compact. 

The Hertsmere Compact - Partnerships Communities Together

The Hertsmere Compact is an agreement between public bodies and voluntary and community organisations (VCOs). The agreement aims to ensure that public bodies in Hertsmere and the voluntary sector work effectively in partnership to achieve common goals and outcomes for the benefit of communities and residents of Hertsmere.

Communities 1st has signed up to the Hertfordshire Compact which is a written understanding between the voluntary and community sector and statutory sectors about how they will co-operate and continue to develop positive working relationships for the benefit of Hertfordshire’s communities. The Compact process is one of learning, development and dialogue.

Although this Compact is not legally binding, the intention is that it should be followed to promote good quality working relationships between voluntary and community sector organisations and statutory organisations across Hertfordshire.