Hertfordshire Compact

Hertfordshire Compact

The refreshed Hertfordshire Compact officially lauched in July 2016. To date twenty-one organisations have officially signed up, including East and North Hertfordshire CCG and seven other statutory sector organisations.

You can download the CCG's certificate of compliance by clicking here.

The Hertfordshire Compact 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.

The agreement has been developed by the Hertfordshire Compact steering group, a multi-agency group responsible for leading on the implementation, monitoring and championing of the Hertfordshire Compact. The group includes representation from a number of Hertfordshire’s statutory and voluntary and community sector agencies.

The main aims of the Hertfordshire Compact are to build on existing partnerships, develop a range of shared principles and undertakings and develop the relationship between the sectors through mutual respect and trust, so that better public services can be provided across Hertfordshire. This agreement reflects the Hertfordshire Voluntary Sector Commissioning strategy and will operate in conjunction with the Procurement regulations of all the statutory organisations involved. 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.

To date nearly forty organisations have officially signed up. If your organisation wishes to ‘sign up’ to the Compact and officially adopt the obligations please follow these guidelines.

If your organisation is a signatory to the Compact and you think another organisation, also signed up to the Compact, has broken the commitments made, or if you think an organisation is not meeting the requirements of the Compact please follow the guidelines.

If you require any further information about the Hertfordshire Compact or to see it in a different format please contact the steering group. via corporate.policyteam@hertfordshire.gov.uk

The Compact process is one of learning, development and dialogue and the partnership group along with all signatories will continue to work to develop the relationship between the sectors.

Last modified: 

30 Aug 2019