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The Designated Safeguarding Officers at Colchester Academy are:

Designated Safeguarding Lead Mr Matthew Chaplin Vice Principal 
Alternate Senior Leads Mrs Alison Ross Assistant Principal
Mr Kevin Stronach Assistant Principal
Mr Lance Halliwell Assistant Principal
Mrs Michelle Cornish Family Liaison Manager
Prevent Lead Mr Matthew Chaplin Vice Principal 
Named governor for safeguarding Mr Chris Burns Governor

Click here to view the Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy

Contact US:

Safeguarding concerns should be emailed to our confidential email address: 



Essex Safeguarding Children Board

As an academy, we subscribe to the Essex Safeguarding Children Board (ESCB) recommendations, actions and outcomes:


ESCB Objective

  • Co-ordinate local work undertaken by all agencies and individuals to safeguard and promote the welfare of children and young people and ensure the effectiveness of that work.
  • Children and young people, their welfare, protection and the promotion of their best interests are at the heart of everything the ESCB does.


ESCB Vision

  • For Essex to be a child friendly county in which children and young people are safe from harm in their families, their communities and their neighbourhoods.


ESCB can be contacted by email:  escb@essex.gov.uk



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