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Ethical Governance Statement

The Council is committed to maintaining the highest standards of governance to protect public safety and public money


Colchester Borough Council will not tolerate breaches of its ethical governance policies.

Council is committed to maintaining the highest standards of governance including the elimination of fraud and corruption and to ensuring that all activities are conducted ethically, honestly, openly and accountably so as to protect public safety and public money.

The Council expects the highest standards of conduct and integrity from all that have dealings with it including staff, elected members, suppliers, partners, volunteers and the public. Therefore, policies have been put in place to outline the standards required and procedures have been introduced to enable any person to raise genuine concerns they may have about the conduct of anybody acting for or on behalf of the Council.

The Ethical Governance policies form part of the Council’s overall Corporate Governance framework and details of all the policies have been published on our website.

We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that concerns are investigated, and appropriate action taken where necessary. There will be no distinction made in investigation between cases that generate financial benefits and those that do not.

Full Ethical Governance Statement and Framework (PDF, 98KB)

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