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 multiagency
group responsible for leading on the implementation, monitoring and championing of the
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.