Working Together, Better Together!
The Portsmouth Compact is important for everyone who works in the Voluntary Community and Social Enterprise (VCSE) Sector and in the Statutory Sector in the city.
The Portsmouth Compact outlines how the relationship between the local statutory sector and the VCSE sector can work more effectively to strengthen communities and improve people’s lives. While there are many differences between the statutory and voluntary sectors, which must be acknowledged and respected, the sectors have much in common.
Why sign up to the Compact?
By signing up to the Compact, your organisation will be demonstrating its commitment to co-operative working and strengthening relationships. The Compact is a way of doing things the right way and committing to continue to do so.
By following the Compact principles and codes it is possible for VCSE organisations to:
- improve their relationship with public bodies
- achieve recognition for work undertaken
- participate in meaningful consultation
- increase their influence.
And for public bodies to:
- improve service quality
- improve partnership working
- increase accountability, transparency and integrity.
The Compact provides a way of working across the sectors which should underpin everything we do together, as well as a dispute resolution procedure when partners cannot resolve differences.
You might also like to…
- Print an A4 Summary to post on your organisation noticeboard
- Find out which other organisations have signed up to Portsmouth Compact
- Access a copy of the revised Portsmouth Compact in the helpful resources section below
- Complete and return the Portsmouth Compact Agreement Form on behalf of your organisation to Sue Heath-Caldwell (available to download in the helpful resources section)
- Join the Compact Reference Group as a VCSE representative to oversee the implementation and further development of the Portsmouth Compact. You can download the Terms of Reference in the helpful resources section below.
For more information please call 01962 857359 or email Sue Heath-Caldwell