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East Sussex Compact

The renewed East Sussex Compact is the document that sets out the aims and commitments for partnership working between the Public Sector and the Voluntary and Community Sector in East Sussex.

Compact working in East Sussex dates back to the late 1990’s, with the county wide Compact being launched in 2003. Since then the Compact has been used to develop strong partnership working between the sectors, and has received National Commendations for three consecutive years (2008, 2009 and 2010).

In December 2010, Government launched the renewed national Compact. The East Sussex Compact Steering group closely examined this renewed national Compact against the East Sussex Compact and concluded that the time was right to update.The Renewed East Sussex Compact now contains streamlined Codes of Practice focusing in on commitments.The Code of Practice for BME Organisations has been replaced by the Code of Practice for Equality and Diversity, as this better reflects the Equality Act 2010. Overall the renewed East Sussex Compact is intended to be easier to use as a tool for improving partnership working.