Introduction to Trafford Compact
The Trafford Compact is an agreed framework within which Trafford’s statutory, voluntary, community and faith organisations work together to improve their relationship for mutual advantage and for the benefit of all Trafford residents.
The Trafford Compact is a shared commitment to improving the way we plan, design, deliver, review and improve services for all Trafford residents.
The leaflet 10 Things You Need to Know About the Trafford Compact gives an overview of what is covered by the Trafford Compact and the Codes of Practice.
Codes of Practice
In 2008 VCAT and the Trafford Compact Steering Group developed five codes of practice. These codes of practice expand on the principles and commitments set out in the Trafford Compact to provide more detailed guidance on conducting specific aspects of the relationships between public sector and third sector organisations.
The National Compact
In December 2010 the Coalition Government revised the National Compact. It is an agreement between government and Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to work effectively in partnership to achieve common goals and outcomes for the benefit of communities and citizens in England.
The key organisations associated with the National Compact are:
Compact Voice: Compact Voice is the voice of the voluntary sector on the Compact
Compact Advocacy: The Compact Advocacy Programme exists to offer support and advice to voluntary and community groups in their dealings with public bodies.
Cabinet Office: The Cabinet Office hosts the Office for Civil Society and oversees government involvement in the Big Society
Local Government Association (LGA): The Local Government Association is the voice of local government at the national arena