The Newcastle Compact
The Newcastle Compact is a framework for the relationship between Newcastle’s social sector (voluntary and community sector - VCS) and a range of public sector partners. It is intended to help further develop and improve relationships between social and public sector partners, underpinning the on-going informal and formal conversation between public and social sector partners in Newcastle.
Public and social sector partners are subject to statutory regulation. This Compact supplements the statutory framework with locally agreed good practice.
The Newcastle Compact recognises that relationships go wider than commissioning, contracting and grant aid processes. The quality of our relationships is indicative of how we can work together for the maximum benefit of Newcastle’s citizens and communities. We believe the best outcomes for the people and communities within Newcastle can only be achieved by positive and collaborative working relationships and partnerships within, and between, the sectors. We welcome additional public sector partners.