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Birmingham Compact


Compact front coverWhat is the Compact?

The Compact sets out guidelines and principles which supports good practice, better and effective working relationships between public authorities and the voluntary and community sectors.   

What is the Birmingham Compact?

The Birmingham Compact 2010 is a local version of a national document that sets out how the voluntary and community sector can work better with the public sector.

Developed during a three month consultation period involving the public, private, voluntary and community sectors, the agreement signifies a moral commitment to drive the Birmingham Compact forward.

Retaining key elements from the original Birmingham Compact of 2006, the revised document incorporates guidance from the National Compact document and advice from local Birmingham practitioners.

The main addition to the new document is its appendices which include:

  • Checklists to see if a piece of work is Compact compliant
  • Lists of resources and other sources of information
  • Case studies of the Compact in action from Birmingham and the West Midlands

Signing the Compact

Cllr Paul Tilsley, chair, Be Birmingham, said: "The Birmingham Compact 2010 reinforces the commitment of working between organisation to harness the energy of local residents to contribute to the delivery of high quality services and advocate on behalf of all sections of the community.”

Cll Tilsley and Brian Carr sign the Compact
Brian Carr, chief executive, BVSC, said: “In the current financial climate Birmingham Compact 2010 is more needed than ever in supporting a better working relationship between funders, policy makers, the voluntary and community sector across the city.”

List of signatories to the Birmingham Compact (2010)

Cllr Paul Tilsley
Chair Be Birmingham &
Deputy Leader
Birmingham City Council
Stephen Hughes
Chief Executive
Birmingham City Council
Brian Carr
Chief Executive
Birmingham Voluntary Service Council
Peter Hay
Strategic Director
Adults & Communities Directorate
Birmingham City Council
Jackie Mould
Be Birmingham
Tony Howell
Strategic Director
Children, Young People & Families Directorate
Birmingham City Council
Rt. Rev Bishop David Urquhart
Bishop of Birmingham
Diocese of Birmingham
David Ball
Strategic Director
Development Directorate
Birmingham City Council
Martin Clark
Deputy Chief Fire Officer
West Midlands Fire Service
Sharon Lea
Strategic Director
Environment & Culture Directorate
Birmingham City Council
Andrew Donald
Chief Executive
BEN Primary Care Trust
Elaine Elkington
Strategic Director
Housing & Constituencies Directorate
Birmingham City Council 
Sharon Rowe
Assistant Chief Constable
West Midlands Police
Jim Andronov
Chief Superintendent
Local Policing Unit
Jerry Blackett
Chief Executive
Birmingham Chamber
Jon Wright
District Manager
Job Centre Plus
Karen Yeomans
Corporate Director
Advantage West Midlands
Keith Sexton
Environment Partnership
Lynne Wilson
Community Partnership
For more related downloadable resources, see the Compact Resources page.


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