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Civil Society Strategy follow up

Following on from KCSC's AGM last year on the Future of Civil Society, KCSC has been waiting to see what will emerge from out of the independent inquiry into the Government's Civil Society Strategy.  The inquiry was based on speaking to thousands of people across the country.

Below is what has come out of the Civil Society Inquiry.  As KCSC we believe a shared PACT is an important way forward in beginning to address some of the key challenges society faces. The PACT is not just for the Voluntary and Community Sector it is for all of civil society institutions and bodies including the statutory sector.  

The Shared PACT calls on a commitment in 4 areas:

  • Power: consciously shifting power in big ways, sharing more decision-making and control, being a model for the rest of society and doing whatever is needed so that everyone can play a full part in the things which matter to them. 
  • Accountability: holding ourselves accountable first and foremost to the communities and people we exist to serve, revolutionising our approach – including being more accountable to each other and to future generations.
  • Connection: broadening and deepening our connections with people and communities – especially when it’s hardest – for this is the heart of civil society’s purpose, bridging the frequent divides that span our society and investing in a new social infrastructure for civil society. 
  • Trust: devoting the time and resources necessary to building trust – our core currency and foundation – earning trust by staying true to our values and standing up for them, and trusting others with vital decisions that affect them. 

To read more about the outcome of the Civil Society Inquiry download the report here. To find out what came out of KCSC’s AGM on Civil Society and how to make it work in K&C click here