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Bradford District Assembly

CNet coordinates Bradford District Assembly: the link between the voluntary and community sector and Bradford district's strategic partnerships

CNet was awarded the Assembly commission in April 2009 by Bradford Council.

The commission supports the Framework for Engagement of the voluntary and community sector (VCS) within the Local Strategic Partnership (LSP). Bradford's LSP is called Bradford District Partnership (BDP); the Assembly is the link between the VCS and BDP. Visit the Bradford District Partnership (opens new window) page for more information.

Bradford District Assembly provides a channel to engage directly on key issues facing the sector such as commissioning and the Compact; similarly it provides a route for the partnerships to engage with the District's voluntary and community sector.

Who is involved?

  • Active citizens
  • Small community groups
  • Voluntary sector groups and organisations
  • Networks and umbrella organisations
  • Neighbourhood groups

What do the Assembly and Forums do?

Enable communication and collaborative working between the voluntary and community sector and the Bradford District Partnership Board via elected forum representatives, themed meetings, events and consultation.

Enable communication and collaborative working between the voluntary and community sector and other strategic groups and bodies (eg Clinical Commissioning Groups, Bradford District Care Trust) via elected forum representatives, themed meetings, events and consultation.

Promote the role of the voluntary and community sector within local planning, policy, strategic decision-making and commissioning arrangements.

Inform and influence decision making partnerships.

Ensure the voices of marginalised groups and communities are heard and equally considered.

Currently Bradford District Assembly has 8 forums:

  • Bradford Environment Forum (BEF)
  • Bradford Cultural Forum (BCF)
  • Equalities Forum
  • Health and Wellbeing Forum
  • Regeneration and Prosperity Forum (RAP)
  • Religion and Belief Forum
  • Safer Communities Forum
  • Young Lives Bradford

More information about each forum including minutes, forum representatives and feedback reports can be found on each forum page.