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Briefings and guidance

This section contains a collection of briefings, guidance and publications on topics affecting the voluntary and community sector.

Annual Survey of Local Compacts 2014

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The 2014 annual survey of local Compacts focused on two key areas: the overall health of local Compacts, and how changes to policies and the commissioning landscape are impacting on partnerships between voluntary organisations and statutory bodies. 

Practical guide to engaging with Police and Crime Commissioners

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This guide for voluntary organisations provides practical steps to follow to develop relationships with Police and Crime Commissioners.
 
Produced in partnership with Clinks, the information in this guide is based on the experiences of a range of organisations who have established strong links with Police and Crime Commissioners. 

Practical guide to engaging with health and wellbeing boards

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This guide for voluntary organisations provides practical steps to follow to develop relationships with Health and Wellbeing Boards.

Produced in partnership with Regional Voices, the information in the guide is based on the experiences of a range of organisations who have established strong links with Health and Wellbeing Boards in their areas. 

Practical guide to engaging with clinical commissioning groups

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This guide for voluntary organisations provides practical steps to follow to develop relationships with Clinical Commissioning Groups. 

Produced in partnership with Regional Voices, the information in the guide is based on the experiences of a range of organisations who have established strong links with Clinical Commissioning Groups in their areas. It highlights a number of steps organisations can follow if they wish to build better links themselves. 

Labour consultation 'Renewing our Bond with the Third Sector': Compact Voice response

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Compact Voice responded to the Labour party's consultation into 'Renewing our bond with the Third Sector' in September 2014.

The key recommendations we made are outlined here, and you can download our full response here also.

Judicial review: Briefing for local Compacts and voluntary organisations

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This briefing note explains what judicial review is (and what it isn’t), how it works in practice and the main issues that voluntary and community sector (VCS) organisations need to consider. 

Responding to consultations effectively: Tips for voluntary organisations

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This short guidance has been developed following discussions with representatives from a range of government departments.  

These short tips aim to help voluntary organisations to respond effectively and efficiently to any departmental consultation, ensuring that their voices – and those of their service users – are heard and listened to.

Working with Local Enterprise Partnerships: A guide for voluntary organisations

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This short briefing provides an overview of Local Enterprise Partnerships - what they are, how they work and how voluntary organisations can engage with them. 

It also highlights why it is useful for LEPs to sign up to a local Compact agreement in their area - something which is happening increasingly often.

Lobbying Act: Briefing for local Compacts and voluntary organisations

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This short briefing provides a plain English overview of the impact the Lobbying Act is likely to have when it comes into place in September 2014.

The briefing is aimed at voluntary and community organisations who may engage in non-party campaigning. It explains what the rules are and how the Act relates to the Compact. 

It also clarifies what some of the controversial aspects of the Act - such as spending thresholds and regulated activity - may mean in practice for your organisation.

Impact Report 2013-14

Compact Voice's 2013-14 Impact Report highlights what we've worked on throughout the year. 

This includes how we collaborated with government departments at a national level, the achievements of our Local Engagement Officers working across the country, and how we've highlighted and shared good practice in cross-sector partnership working.