Sector must improve trust in the Compact, says report

New methods of monitoring and evaluating local Compacts need to be found to combat "widespread cynicism", Compact Voice has warned.

The organisation, which represents local voluntary sector groups on Compact issues, said "robust mechanisms" were required to rebuild trust in the Compact, the agreement that sets out how voluntary organisations and government should behave towards one another.

The view is contained in Problems, Issue, Solution: the Future of the Compact, Compact Voice's contribution to the debate about the future of the Compact.

Eighty-five per cent of people surveyed by Compact Voice said the national Compact should set minimum standards that must be followed locally. "They would help to ensure the core of the agreement is easy to communicate and memorable for all parties," the document says.

Compact Voice also calls for the Compact to be updated to take into account policy developments, and written in clearer language. It suggests the Commission for the Compact should have legal powers to investigate Compact abuses and also says consideration should be given to the commission's "scope, role and limits of authority".

Oliver Reichardt, head of Compact Voice, said: "The recommendations in this report will ensure the Compact delivers on its potential."

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Register
Already registered?
Sign in
Follow us on:

Latest Jobs

RSS Feed

Third Sector Insight

Sponsored webcasts, surveys and expert reports from Third Sector partners

Markel

Expert hub

Insurance advice from Markel

How bad can cyber crime really get: cyber fraud #1

Promotion from Markel

In the first of a series, we investigate the risks to charities from having flawed cyber security - and why we need to up our game...

Third Sector Logo

Get our bulletins. Read more articles. Join a growing community of Third Sector professionals

Register now