Compact Voice have published a new briefing on understanding judicial review procedures. .
The briefing explains, in clear, jargon-free language, what judicial review is and how it works in practice. Judicial review is the process by which the courts examine the lawfulness of a public authority’s decision.
Compact Voice, ACEVO and NAVCA have written to the leader of every local authority in England, reminding them of the value of the voluntary and community sector and of local Compact commitments. .
The letter can be read in full here.
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) recently organised an internal Compact Awards to celebrate good practice in partnership working within the department. .
The Awards received over 30 nominations, which celebrated partnerships developed by different DWP teams from across the country, and voluntary and community organisations.
On Thursday 4 September, representatives from the voluntary sector and government gathered at the NCVO summer reception.
In between hearing from the previous and current ministers for civil society, meeting old friends and new, and swapping knitting jokes, attendees took the opportunity to peruse the publication being handed around: none other than the NCVO Manifesto 2015.
We at Compact Voice think the manifesto is great example of how the principles of the Compact underpin how the sector imagines our relationship with government.
In this guest blog, Leonie McCarthy, Chief Executive Officer of Peterborough Council for Voluntary Service (CVS), talks about some of the issues considered when refreshing the Peterborough Compact, and how it is intended that the new agreement will help voluntary organisations and commissioners to work together.