Bradford District Partnership

The Bradford District Partnership (BDP) is the Local Strategic Partnership for the Bradford District. Here you can find out how, under the BDP, our partners (in the public, private and voluntary and community sectors) are working together to improve the quality of life for people living, visiting and working within the Bradford District.

What is the Bradford District Partnership?

The Bradford District Partnership (BDP) coordinates and supports the work of the partners and partnerships across the district. These partners share responsibility for making sure that our shared direction is delivered through the District Plan.

What is the role of BDP?

The Bradford District Partnership will ensure that the District Plan is delivered in the best way possible - and that all the partners work closely together to make things happen. In doing so it will champion the wellbeing and prosperity of all of the district’s residents and ensure that they have the opportunity to realise their true potential.

Governance structure

At a strategic level, the Health and Wellbeing Board provides leadership and strategic direction to the wider BDP family of partnerships on issues that influence the quality of life of those who live in, work in and visit Bradford. The Health and Wellbeing Board oversees the work of the partnerships through the following components:

Strategic Delivery Partnerships

The Strategic Delivery Partnerships include a mix of partnerships that are needed due to a statutory requirement and those that are required due to operational needs. The partnerships are responsible for the delivery of specific goals and priorities within our District Plan and are ultimately accountable to the Health and Wellbeing Board on performance and delivery.

They include: Bradford Economic Partnership, Children’s Trust, Community Safety Partnership, Stronger Communities Partnership as well as the Health and Wellbeing Board itself.

Consultation and engagement networks

They include a range of group and network which provide service user feedback, manage dialogue with community groups and coordinate community activity. Included with this is the Voluntary and Community Sector's Bradford District Assembly.

Bradford District Compact

The Bradford District Compact which was first established in February 2010, with the aim to help improve communication and understanding between the public and voluntary and community sector (VCS). It sets the tone of the relationship between the voluntary and community sector, the council and other statutory partners through a series of undertakings.

The Compact was updated during 2015 to reflect the changes that had taken place within the public sector over the previous five years and the changes that were anticipated to take place in the future.

The updated compact was approved by the Bradford District Board on 23 October 2016. The amended document sets out how the public sector will consult, engage and work with the VCS to develop, deliver and commission services for residents across the district and better meet their needs.

A copy of the Compact can be found in the document section of this page.