The Essex Compact

A Compact is a voluntary agreement which aims to underpin and support better joint working between statutory agencies, such as local councils, and the voluntary and community sector in working together fairly and productively to improve the well-being of people living and working in the area.

It sets out principles and standards for a good, open, fair relationship between statutory and voluntary agencies. Find out more about the Compact on the Compact Voice website.

There is Compact working on a national, county and in many cases, district compacts basis.

The district Compacts guide district-level activity, the Essex Compact guides county-wide or at least wider than individual district work, and the national Compact applies to national processes. This is not a hierarchy and the smallest Compact carries as much authority as the biggest.

Find out more about the Essex Compact (126KB PDF).

Further documentation on the Essex Compact:

Find your district Compact on the Compact Voice website.

For further information, including how your organisation can sign-up to the Essex Compact, e-mail us at compact@essex.gov.uk.

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