Compact Awards 2014: Shortlist announced

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Compact Voice is pleased to announce the shortlist for this year's Compact Awards.
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The Awards celebrate excellence in partnership working between the voluntary sector and the public sector.
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This year, we received over 50 nominations. All of the shortlisted nominations demonstrate real, replicable examples of where partnerships across sectors are delivering tangible benefits for communities.

Annual Survey of local Compacts 2014 now open

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Compact Voice's fourth annual survey of local Compacts is now open.
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Local Compacts provide a much needed framework for partnership working between the sectors. They outline reasonable expectations and help foster trust, highlight shared goals and deal with difficult decisions. They can also be a valuable tool in building relationships with new commissioning bodies like Clinical Commissioning Groups and Police and Crime Commissioners.
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We believe it is vital that information is gathered which can be used to assess the 'health' and effectiveness of local Compacts in the current policy landscape.

The who, what and how of judicial review explained

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Compact Voice have published a new briefing on understanding judicial review procedures.
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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.