Key Area Four is about the role of community development practitioners in supporting different communities, groups, public bodies, voluntary and other organisations to understand each other. The purpose is to encourage all concerned to build positive relationships and working agreements to achieve their common aims. The standards reflect the different perspectives and ways that community development practitioners can engage with communities and other bodies to encourage partnership or collaborative working within and between sectors. They may be acting on behalf of groups, voluntary organisations or public organisations or from within communities.
Standard 14: Promote and support effective relationships between communities and public bodies and other agencies
Standard 15: Encourage and support public bodies to build effective relationships with communities
Standard 16: Support collaborative and partnership work
Standard 17: Strategically co-ordinate networks and partnerships