Findings of 2012 Compact survey published
Compact Voice has published the findings of its 2012 annual survey of local Compact groups, which was responded to by over 75% of local Compacts in England, who provided information about how their local partnership agreement was working.
Key findings from the survey include support for the principles of the Compact continues to remain very high, with 82% of respondents agreeing that the Compact is important and that effort needs to be made to implement it in full; only 18% of VCS respondents 47% of statutory sector respondents felt that they were actively engaged with their local Compact, compared with 47% from the statutory sector; 37% of local VCS respondents felt that respect for the independence of the sector had worsened over the past year; and when asked what needed to be done to improve their local Compact, the majority of responses stated greater promotion and awareness.
Compact Voice is committed to developing a full understanding of how local policy and funding decisions affect the VCS, and will shortly be submitting Freedom of Information requests to local authorities seeking information about how successfully Compact principles have been implemented locally. To download the full findings of the survey visit http://www.compactvoice.org.uk/survey2012.