The Partnership revolution
There’s almost no end to what you can do with E-CINS.
E-CINS empowers multi-agency partnerships by providing a secure, encrypted, cloud-based central hub
where you can meet, manage, collaborate, share, task, audit and evidence - to wrap support around the ‘whole person’.
And what’s more, you can fully support any number of functions at once - in realtime - putting an end
to silo working and saving you a considerable amount of time and money.
It can be accessed remotely via the internet on any device, facilitating agile working and negating the need for
partner agencies to install specific systems or software to share information on joint casework.
the efficiencies we can drive out and the overall good in terms of a positive outcome for our communities."
ACC Mark Hopkins, Cambridgeshire Constabulary
POWERFUL NATIONAL DATABASE
individually, locally, cross border or nationally.
It provides a critical search and signpost facility for police and their partners to search a substantial national database of profiles from multi-agency sources that may not appear on any existing police databases.
There are no user licences and no limits so every agency who needs to be involved can be involved.
E-CINS can be used as a stand alone case management system or a multi-agency sharing or search tool to complement legacy systems. Information is managed in one place and reports and statistics can be easily pulled to help partnerships engage and plan better, work faster and deliver joined up working approaches to drive successful outcomes.
SOLUTIONS FOR SIMPLY EVERYTHING
SOLUTIONS FOR SIMPLY EVERYTHING
E-CINS is unique in empowering public sector practitioners such as the police,
local authorities, probation and their multi-agency partners to manage just one, a range or all
their areas of business enabling everyone to see the bigger picture
FROM ONE PLACE - TOGETHER - IN REALTIME
crime reduction/ asb/gangs
Integrated Offender Management
Health and Work/Welfare Reform
PREVENT – Channel Panels
automatic referrals/ bespoke forms
Early Help/Early Intervention
Payment by Results
Rough sleepers/street drinkers
Scrap Metal Dealers Database
Staff Safety/Risk Register
victim services/victim gateway
A SUITE OF TOOLS TO HELP DELIVER SUCCESSFUL OUTCOMES
E-CINS comes with a host of innovative tools and features built in to help partnerships
to truly engage, collaborate and drive successful, optimised outcomes for the people they serve
Live Online Meetings
Access your own Statistical Data for Predictive Analysis
Build your own Risk Assessments
Add multiple profiles in one place
Build your own forms and make Automatic Referrals
Automated notifications and updates to practitioners
Compatible with other Systems
Secure Audit Trail
Scheme specific risk assessments and electronic forms built in
Performance Reporting and Statistics
CROSS-BORDER INFORMATION SHARING
MULTI-AGENCY SEARCH AND SIGNPOST
TASKING AND COLLABORATION
CASE WORK MANAGEMENT
There are so many benefits to using E-CINS, click here to find out more
A not for profit social enterprise
We create and deliver innovative cloud-based IT solutions and social action networks that have a positive impact on people’s lives.
We believe in what’s best for the community as a whole, enabling everyone to be involved who needs to be involved. That’s why we don’t apply user licence fees for our solutions.
As a not for profit social enterprise our aim is to facilitate positive social change. All our solutions are designed to create a new and better world for our customers where they can share more freely with partners in a secure environment.
In early 2010 we were approached by the Home Office to help realise their vision by developing a ‘complete‘ cloud based neighbourhood management tool that would allow victims, offenders and vulnerable persons to be managed on the one system. E-CINS was born and is revolutionising multi-agency partnership working in the UK. E-CINS is now live in 15 counties across the UK and these areas are seeing time and efficiency savings and less duplication of effort and resources. More importantly, it has created multi-agency environments where everyone knows what everyone else is doing.
Our customers span private, public and third sector and we have created a platform for groups and organisations of all sizes to come together to help an individual, or a community as a whole. Through E-CINS we are realising our vision of maximising participation to solve community problems and we're providing organisations with cost-effective, non commercial, innovative solutions that allow you to make a viable and ethical choice in your purchasing decisions.
Gary Pettengell, founder of Empowering-Communities had already achieved success over 20 years experience of crime reduction and community engagement work. In 2001 he started one of the UK’s most successful national, business crime reduction partnerships and chaired the National Security Symposium for the UK’s gaming and leisure industry.
Awards & Accreditations
Gary has worked on several local, national and international crime reduction and community engagement projects for which he has won several awards. One of these projects has been made the subject of a case study by the United Nations.
In April 2007 he was voted “Person of the Year” in Lithuania for his work helping migrant communities and is the only foreign national ever to be awarded the Angel Guard Medal of Honour for policing excellence in Lithuania.
Empowering-Communities has been awarded the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Standard to “Develop and provide systems to facilitate multi agency information sharing”
Business Impact Level 3 Accreditation –E-CINS
Social Enterprise Mark Award winners 2010
Essex & Suffolk Water Community Impact Award Winners 2009
SSDM Award for Innovation through Technology 2008
SUPPORT WHEN AND WHERE YOU NEED IT
When you become a member of the E-CINS family you join a community of over 10000 like minded people
24 hour support
Online and video guides
DEDICATED USER FORUM
SHARING BEST PRACTICE
E-CINS SAVES YOU TIME AND MONEY
There's a host of reasons why you should join the E-CINS family
E-CINS is Limitless
We’re a team of people with a different approach – quite simply, we’re not in it for the money.
At the heart of all we do is the desire to help empower victims, local communities, vulnerable people and their families.
We have an ethos of continuous improvement achieved through listening to what our customers say.
We involve you in the development process and we work with you to deliver easy to use solutions
that can be adapted to your changing needs.
This personal approach has allowed our solutions to grow organically, through recommendations, word of mouth and championing from our customers who are keen to get their whole organisations and even those in neighbouring communities on board.
Latest News & Blog
As value is ultimately the deciding factor in most procurement decisions, I’m often asked to estimate the amount of money a particular project will save – particularly in these times of austerity. But when you’re working alongside services that cover a broad range of social issues, it’s never a simple calculation. On one hand, there’s[…]
by Gary Pettengell, CEO Empowering-Communities and Founder E-CINS Several schemes and users have identified the need for a National E-CINS Forum and I am pleased to announce that this will take place on 20th September 2017 and will be kindly hosted by Solihull Council. E-CINS is being used for a large range of business areas and,[…]
Derby City Council is the first council to introduce a revolutionary approach to how they administer discretionary payments and awards. The Single Discretionary Award (SDA) Scheme has been introduced to combine three separate discretionary financial awards, Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP), Local Assistance Scheme (LAS) and Council Tax Hardship (CTH). This along with caseworker intervention supports[…]
Across Shropshire, partners are using E-CINS to work together and share relevant information. The multi-agency approach, the training that has been undertaken, the engagement with schools and the partnership with health is assisting the process of service transformation and changing the culture of the way people work. Empowering-Communities’ Heather Ette spoke to Kay Smallbone, Troubled[…]
5% of 11–17 year olds have experienced Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). This equates to around 50 children in every secondary school in England and Wales. To combat this, the Government recently published its “Tackling CSE Progress Report”, which sets out a range of measures introduced since 2015. Statistics are encouraging: 1’000 more offenders were convicted[…]
Every year around 5’000 young people are excluded from school. Many of these turn to crime and only 15% return to mainstream education. In an effort to intervene earlier, Northamptonshire Police are collaborating with local schools to keep young people within the education system. There’s a clear link between exclusions and criminal activity. A report[…]
As a nation, we rely heavily on our NHS and we’re unique in the fact that we default to our GP with any kind of issue relating to our health. We’re reassured by the traditional model of an initial consultation followed by a referral if necessary. But often, the most useful treatments and therapies exist[…]
Empowering Communities has been accepted onto the government’s latest G-Cloud 9 framework. Following a meticulous application process, five products are now available to procure directly. G-Cloud 9 makes it simpler and safer for the public sector to adopt leading cloud technology. By using the Digital Marketplace, organisations can find a range of services matching their[…]
Professionals Rally Round to Dramatically Reduce the Number of Children Being Permanently Excluded From Schools
A unique service in Peterborough, dedicated to reducing the number of children permanently excluded in schools, is helping to provide a range of specialist support to children with additional needs and get them and their families help to improve their lives. The Pupil Referral Service operates as a specialist setting under Peterborough City Council and[…]
Cleveland Police is making use of analytical mapping technology to give greater information to officers as to what is happening locally. By combining three software programmes, IMAP, E-CINS and NICHE, Neighbourhood Police Teams are able to greatly improve their knowledge of what’s happening in a specific area and where the vulnerable members of their community[…]
It was the year of the News of the World phone hacking scandal, the rebuilt Wembley Stadium opened to the public for the first time and Celebrity Big Brother was launched on Channel 4. 2007 was also the year that Empowering-Communities was founded by CEO Gary Pettengell, following a successful 20 year career involved in[…]
Fenland District in Cambridgeshire pioneered the very first E-CINS scheme in 2010 to manage ASB and victim-focused operations across Fenland as part of the Victims First pilot. Information sharing was the main focus of Fenland’s ASB Scheme and, as a cloud-based system, was revolutionary in its ability to enable the ASB team to communicate and[…]
Cambridgeshire Constabulary is pioneering an initiative on E-CINS aimed at helping low-level offenders make amends for their crimes and avoid a court hearing. In conjunction with the Liaison and Diversion Scheme East of England, the offender’s issues are identified and appropriate conditions are set as well as the timeframe in which it needs to be[…]
Peterborough Pilot Reduces Low-Level Offending Through Pioneering Integrated Offender Recovery Programme
An intensive support programme to help the recovery of vulnerable people who commit low level crime is reducing offending levels across Peterborough. The Integrated Offender Recovery Programme (IROP), thought to be the first of its kind nationally, focuses on helping people with mental health and/or drug and alcohol issues, who are vulnerable and can be[…]
Empowering-Communities’ Heather Ette spoke to Kate Firman, Eastern Sector Prevention and Enforcement Service Inspector, also managing licensing and community cohesion for Peterborough. How long have you used E-CINS for? I have used E-CINS for a couple of years. Who do you support in your role? – which teams do you work with and are they[…]
Louise Williams, IOM Coordinator (Fens, Hunts, S Cambs, City, E Cambs) has been using E-CINS since August 2013 supporting partner agencies in IOM, substance misuse, NPS, CRC, Police, Prison and housing providers. Louise spoke to Empowering-Communities about the ways E-CINS has assisted their IOM scheme across the county. Before you used E-CINS how would you[…]
Several schemes and users have identified the need for a National E-CINS Forum and I am now in the process of setting one up. I have listed some of the areas of business E-CINS is used to manage below. It therefore makes sense to have a number of working groups under the Forum umbrella. Each working group can[…]
Empowering-Communities is excited to be announcing the launch of a range of ‘one front door’ problem solving tools to help practitioners deliver tailored and measurable positive outcomes for their customers. All of our solutions assist public, private, voluntary and third sector organisations from police and criminal justice to employment, health, welfare reform and more. For[…]
Melton Mowbray’s Me & My Learning programme started in April 2014 and it initially targeted working age benefit claimants with the aim of supporting them in securing sustainable employment. At Me and My Learning over 20 primarily public and voluntary sector partners are co-located, and through an information sharing agreement provide a tailored programme to[…]
A recent article in the Guardian following the publication of the report Time to listen – a joined-up response to child sexual exploitation and missing children found that whilst there were improvements in the ways agencies are tackling child sexual exploitation there are still areas of concern, particularly around the sharing of information. Ofsted along[…]
The Warmth for Wellbeing Project is tackling fuel poverty, excess winter deaths and improving the health and wellbeing of 1,000s of Brighton & Hove’s most vulnerable residents, using a single point of referral to a raft of joined-up, high quality services. Empowering-Communities spoke to Paul Bramwell, Fuel Poverty Manager at Brighton & Hove Citizens Advice[…]
The Issue: A vulnerable person (JD) lives on her own and is from Nigeria. She came to the UK with her then husband and children however the relationship broke down and JD moved into a house on her own. JD has various medical issues and is a heavy drinker. She lives a very chaotic lifestyle[…]
Nottinghamshire Rape and Serious Sexual Assault Partnership Adopt E-CINS as dedicated case management and data analysis system
E-CINS is being used by a multi-agency partnership in Nottinghamshire to assist them in the management of sexual assault and rape cases across the county. The Topaz Centre, part of Nottinghamshire Rape Crisis Centre, is committed to providing a sensitive and dedicated service that meets the needs of victims of rape and serious sexual assault[…]
E-CINS now has a built in, totally customisable Action Plan that can be used for problem solving or risk/harm reduction. The Action Plan can be person-based, family-based or location-based and the user can decide the time frames. The user can create a simple Action Plan or create one with criteria, outcome and measures which in[…]
Northampton Borough Council has begun working collaboratively through E-CINS with its local police force on a pilot scheme to enforce regulations that prevent adults from smoking in cars with children inside. Since the introduction of the new legislation in October 2015, which made it illegal for adults to smoke tobacco products in a vehicle with[…]
A dedicated gallery has been introduced on E-CINS to manage issues including Violence, Disorder, Disruption, and Damage perpetrated by spectators at football sporting events. These are termed as ‘risk supporters’ – the College of Policing definition of a risk supporter is: a person, known or not, who can be regarded as posing a possible risk[…]
Northamptonshire Police started using E-CINS for hate crime/incidents in April 2016. Sergeant Steve Bedford of the Hate Crime and Incidents Project has been involved in developing the use of E-CINS from the outset and whilst working on a Neighbourhood Team volunteered his team to pilot working with the Anti-Social Behaviour Unit. He was appointed to[…]
A recent case highlights the ways E-CINS is being used successfully by Voice to assist in the management of Victim Support. The Issue A female victim first had contact with Voice after experiencing an assault linked to on-going issues with a neighbour. The referral came from the police after which a Support Worker made contact[…]
In 2014, Northamptonshire’s Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner commissioned a project to develop and deliver restorative approaches across the county, linked to a vision of Northamptonshire working towards being a restorative county by 2018. The service is being delivered by Restorative Solutions CIC a leading provider of RJ training and project management in[…]
Teams in Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire are working together to make the best use of E-CINS in the cross border management of unauthorised encampments. Teams will be using E-CINS to ensure improved communication between counties, supporting local engagement and improved identification of safeguarding and welfare needs across multi-agency teams. Cross County cases will be used[…]
All Northants boroughs and districts are signed up to the National Scrap Metal Dealers (SMD) database on E-CINS. British Transport Police (BTP), which has led a taskforce tackling metal thefts, is running this database. Nationally the number of thefts from, or connected to, railways has come down significantly since the introduction of the SMD database.[…]
by Martin O’Connell, Northamptonshire Police Licensing Sergeant Northamptonshire Police made a decision two years ago that we would replace our legacy licensing system with E-CINS and are now using the system across the county for the licensing of: alcohol entertainment late night refreshment (hot food, served between 11pm and 5am) music and other similar forms[…]
Whenever anyone is worried about a child, for example a teacher or health visitor, they will make a referral to the team at the Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH). The MASH team is able to identify risks to and needs of children at the earliest possible point and respond with the most effective, joined up actions.[…]
The Reducing Incidents of Sexual Exploitation (RISE) unit is the dedicated multi agency team tackling Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE). It comprises staff from Safeguarding and Children’s Services, Police, CAN (a third sector drug, alcohol and homeless service) and Health. It is co-located at Mereway, Northamptonshire Police Force Headquarters. Children’s services staff within RISE include: Three[…]
E-CINS in Northants is currently governed by a Strategic Meeting but to facilitate with the operation of E-CINS across county a User Group was introduced with the following aims: Ensure E-CINS is used as the primary ASB case management system across the partnership as per ASB Countywide Strategy. Increase the use of E-CINS within organisations[…]
E-CINS is used as a database to record information to prevent gang and gang violence in Northants. All schools in Wellingborough have registered with E-CINS so that they can work in a multi agency environment to tackle anti social behaviour and youth violence. Preventing gang and gang violence has been recognised nationally and the Early[…]
Northamptonshire has been using E-CINS as its case management system for all IOM cases across the county since September 2014. Suzanne Andrews, IOM Process and Performance Co-ordinator for Northamptonshire Police spoke to Empowering-Communities about the ways E-CINS has helped make a positive difference to partners and the people they are supporting. “Before E-CINS we used[…]
By Sgt Julie Parsons, Manager ASB Unit & Rural Crime Team, Northamptonshire Police Case Management and Meetings We use E-CINS for all ASB cases which meet the criteria for case management, starting mostly with Police Safer Community Teams. We have a specialist ASB Unit who take on referrals when the cases need the expertise. Many[…]
Northamptonshire Leads the Way with Fully Integrated Multi-Agency Neighbourhood Management Solution Across the County
Northamptonshire is fully committed to the utilisation of E-CINS across the county which enables Northamptonshire Police, County, Borough and District Councils to work fully in partnership with multiple agencies and organisations. There are currently 67 organisations involved in the partnership with more joining each week. Northamptonshire adopted the cloud-based system, run by Social Enterprise Empowering-Communities,[…]
Last month I attended a national awards ceremony in London with the Sussex Restorative Justice partnership (SRJP) and was delighted when they won an award for their outstanding work in Sussex. Restorative Justice is a voluntary process facilitated by qualified practitioners, bringing together a victim and offender with the aim of repairing some of the[…]
Nottinghamshire is one year in to a two-year project to prove the benefits of E-CINS within six defined workstream areas across the county: • Vulnerable Persons Panels, dealing with a critical few who are the most vulnerable in the county; • Anti Social Behaviour; • Victim Support; • Restorative Justice; • Integrated Offender Management. •[…]
Cleveland Police and its community safety partners have recently “gone live” on the Anti-Social Behaviour module on E-CINS and Thirteen Group, the largest social housing provider in the North East, is included as one of those partners. The web based ASB case management module allows community safety partners to work together more effectively and efficiently.[…]
Empowering-Communities spoke to Paul Harris, Prevent Sergeant Cambridgeshire, Beds, Herts and Cambs Prevent Team, Cambridgeshire Constabulary. “Our Channel Panel consists of 16 members including mental health, probation, local authorities, head of safeguarding of children and adults. A member’s role is to consider how best to help and provide support to individuals who have been referred[…]
South Staffordshire Council is seeing an improvement in the way they manage scrap metal licences and share information with other councils since the introduction of E-CINS Scrap Metal Dealer and Collectors Database. The Council worked closely with Empowering- Communities to design an electronic solution to enable them to manage information about scrap metal licences in[…]
E-CINS is now live in every county in England and Wales and has over 10,000 practitioners. Here are some of the most recent initiatives E-CINS has been involved in: Prevent and Channel Panels Cambridgeshire now run their Channel Panel meetings on E-CINS. The County Councils have a legal responsibility to lead and chair these meetings.[…]
Spotting Signals of Risk and Supporting Children and Young People The Early Intervention Foundation has been working with the Home Office to produce reports with the aim of helping local areas make more informed decisions about (i) how best to identify those children and young people who may be at risk of involvement in gangs or youth[…]
by Kevin Moore FIEP, Chief Executive, Future Path Ltd Future employment provision will clearly need to be aimed at supporting customers with multiple and/or complex needs. Early sightings of DWP’s intentions for “Work Programme Plus”, and speeches from Iain Duncan-Smith, Priti Patel, Lord Freud and Jeremy Moore all focus on two concepts – the need to[…]
Each edition of Partnership Breakthroughs is packed full of tips, techniques and insights into how E-CINS is being used around the country. Read customers case studies and interviews and see how the E-CINS family are sharing best practice and revolutionising multi-agency partnership working. Issue 21 Issue 20 Issue 19 Issue 18 Issue 17 Issue 16[…]
South Staffordshire Council is seeing an improvement in the way they manage scrap metal licences and share information with other councils since the introduction of E-CINS Scrap Metal Dealer and Collectors Database. The Council worked closely with Empowering-Communities to design an electronic solution to enable them to manage information about scrap metal licences in one[…]
by Elize Manning, Restorative Justice Co-ordinator, Sussex Police Sussex Police has halved the average number of days it takes to progress restorative justice cases from referral to finalisation since introducing the Empowering-Communities Inclusion and Neighbourhood management System (E-CINS) information- sharing database. Before E-CINS, the Sussex Police restorative justice coordinators collated information about cases on their[…]
Empowering Communities are making available to schemes a new paper about Transformational Software Provision which is set to revolutionise partnership working in the UK and globally. What is ECTSP? Empowering Communities Transformational Software Provision (ECTSP) enables strategic leads and senior managers to apply the principles to other systems they have or are purchasing and by[…]
We are delighted to announce the appointment of Melanie Locke to the Empowering-Communities team. Until recently a sergeant with Sussex Police, she has 27 years of experience in a variety of roles from responding to emergency calls to working on complex murder cases. Melanie has been awarded a divisional congratulations for her partnership work[…]
High-tech way to deal with antisocial behaviour launched on Teesside Cases of antisocial behaviour in Cleveland are to be dealt with more efficiently between police and partner agencies thanks to a new high-tech computer system. E-CINS has been funded by Police and Crime Commissioner Barry Coppinger to act as a central hub for information, bringing[…]
What is it and who is it for? We were asked to change the way we produce notifications so that you can easily see notifications of profiles where there has been no activity for 8 weeks. We have also made it easier for you to keep track of changes to a profile you are working[…]
Of the 750 serious acquisitive crimes, youth violence and gang offenders managed by Staffordshire’s Integrated Offender Management (IOM) scheme, around 35 per cent are in prison. This means communication is an essential part of the management of risk, and Staffordshire’s IOM team is now using E- CINS (Empowering Communities Inclusion and Neighbourhood Management System) to[…]
Inside E-CINS is the place to find out about new functionality that will help you get more out of E-CINS. Read our latest issue here which highlights some new features that are fully designed to put you in the driving seat and gain control when creating forms, assessment and statistics. Inside E-CINS – October
What is it and who is it for? E-CINS holds a plethora of statistics and analytical data that you can now access through pre-defined reports. These statistics allow you to build and export a range of reports that provide statistical information that helps you plan where you need to employ your future resources. How does[…]
What is it and who is it for? A range of practitioners requested the ability to create their own bespoke forms to assess peoples’ needs and an automated referrals process. They also wanted a built-in scoring solution that would automatically assess risk and priority need level. How does it work? You can create your own[…]
What is it and who is it for? This new functionality allows you to present your assessments in a graphical format that gives you an immediate snapshot of a person’s assessed needs. This is particularly suited to offender management teams, early help, education and support workers who need to assess and re-assess a profile’s progress[…]
What is it and who is it for? E-CINS held a number of different risk assessments that all worked in a different way. We have rewritten them to incorporate all the elements you need and to make it easier for you to create your own scoring or non-scoring risk assessments. How does it work? You[…]
What is it and who is it for? We were approached by a number of areas to design a bespoke form that would enable practitioners to reduce the time spent on creating profiles for different family members. This functionality typically helps Troubled Families, Early Help and Children’s Services Teams. How does it work? The Early[…]
Purpose of E-CINS for ASB victims The point of entering information onto E-CINS is to keep a record so that other relevant agencies can view the actions we are taking to protect victims. Any number of users can access the same profile at the same time. In this and other ways E-CINS enables a dialogue[…]
More and more practitioners are finding new ways of using E-CINS in their day to day administration including running meetings which has become very popular due to the time and money savings it brings. Whether its team meetings or multi-agency meetings, there’s many benefits you can get from E-CINS including: The ability to run paperless[…]
by Chief Superintendent Wayne Jones, Sussex Police Headquarters and PS Melanie Locke, Force Wide Partnership for E-CINS, Neighbourhood Policing Branch, Sussex Police E-CINS Working Groups are becoming increasingly popular with a number of counties now holding them frequently. Sussex were one of the first to recognise the benefits and have been instrumental in advising other[…]
by Michael Raywood, Senior Tenancy Enforcement Officer, Housing, Brighton & Hove City Council Michael has been using E-CINS as part of Brighton & Hove City Council’s Tenancy Enforcement Service and is championing Sussex’s efforts to develop standardisations in E-CINS working practices. As such, Michael is seeing his role increasingly develop as an unofficial E-CINS adviser to other counties looking to gain knowledge and best[…]
The HMIC – PEEL (police effectiveness, efficiency and legitimacy programme) report gave Sussex Police a “Good” in several areas of ASB. Use of Police Tactics: Partnership working and information sharing “Sussex Police has developed a commendable range of mature partnerships which are helping it to prevent and reduce crime. These are characterised by routine sharing[…]
by Michael Raywood, Senior Tenancy Enforcement Officer, Housing, Brighton & Hove City Council The Issue A tenant was suffering from violent incidents and abuse from a homophobic neighbour. The Approach Information relating to the tenants and the incidents were recorded on E-CINS. Even though the police worked different shifts to our own staff we were able to communicate in real-time[…]
by Michael Raywood, Senior Tenancy Enforcement Officer, Housing, Brighton & Hove City Council The Issue The Tenancy Enforcement Team found the man had been befriended by drug users who had persuaded him to allow them to use his property as a crack den. The tenant was so fearful he took to the streets whilst the tenancy enforcement team received complaints[…]
by Annabel Tate, Senior Tenancy Enforcement Officer, Brighton & Hove City Council I joined the Council Housing ASB team in Council Housing in 2010. We work with council tenants and leaseholders who are experiencing ASB and with any neighbours, regardless of tenure, who might also be affected. My role is Victim and Witness Risk Assessment[…]
by Annabel Tate, Senior Tenancy Enforcement Officer, Brighton and Hove City Council The Issue An offender was being released from prison and my team had concerns that the offender would try to make contact with the victim, potentially affecting their safety. The Approach A PCSO made a note on E-CINS that the offender was due[…]
A new National Stalking Advocacy Service is due to be launched officially at the House of Lords on Thursday 11th July 2013. Founded by Co-Directors Laura Richards and Harry Fletcher, Paladin’s caseworkers will use E-CINS to manage stalking cases around the country and help provide support to victims of a crime that affects around 120,000[…]
by Gary Pettengell, Founder Empowering-Communities & Architect of E-CINS ‘If you didn’t document it, it didn’t happen‘ – These are the famous last words of the prosecuting barrister as he stares at you up in a court of law. The above situation could become a reality for practitioners as the government have put forward proposals to prosecute[…]
We are pleased to welcome Blaby and Melton Mowbray in Leicestershire who are going live with the E-CINS Needs Assessment. The Needs Assessment tool was developed for Derby City as part of a DWP pilot looking to manage people presenting in crisis under the new welfare reforms. This electronic assessment links questions to teams/organisations who[…]
This pioneering technology saves time and money for those involved in producing referrals and improves accuracy and service delivery to both agencies and customers. It can be used for any area of business and any hard copy or electronic referral forms can be adapted to work in this way. For example IOM, Troubled Families, MARAC,[…]
Led by British Transport Police as a 6 month pilot to be held in West Midlands and Staffordshire, this enables all existing and new dealer licences to be recorded and managed on E-CINS and shared with the Environment Agency’s database. Since the development of this functionality there has been an increased interest from councils in using[…]
Empowering-Communities’ Heather Ette spoke with Sergeant Mick Thorpe, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Constabulary HE: How do you use E-CINS to manage Organised Crime and Burglary MT: Currently we are using E-CINS’ Reports and Cases sections to add incidents of burglaries and we link that to the mapping tool to visually show where the burglaries have taken place. Separately[…]
Empowering-Communities’ Heather Ette spoke with Sergeant Mick Thorpe, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Constabulary HE: How have you been using E-CINS for your work with Vulnerable Adults? MT: A very important area we have been using E-CINS for is vulnerable adults. We get incidents where officers are called to a house and find people living with no electricity and[…]
A recent study has suggested that dealing with social problems affecting children and young people in England and Wales ‘costs £17bn a year’. Some of the cash would be better spent on addressing the root causes of problems, argues the report by the charity Early Intervention Foundation. One of the key benefits of E-CINS is[…]
Empowering-Communities’ Heather Ette spoke to Sergeant Mick Thorpe, Deputy Safer Neighbourhood Manager, Peterborough HE: What’s your involvement with E-CINS? MT: We have been using E-CINS in Peterborough for around a year, originally just for managing ASB and IOM. It didn’t take long to see the huge benefits that could be derived from expanding its usage to other[…]
by Chief Inspector Andy Bartlett, Cambridgeshire Constabulary ❝Due to the success of the Foreign Nationals pilot in Peterborough, it has now been rolled out across the whole force. Our work with the UKBA has been made more effective and efficient since using E-CINS for this area of business and we are able to be more[…]
Communication with E-CINS Practitioners is at the top of our list so we hope you’ve checked out our new Online Forum! It provides a great opportunity for E-CINS users around the country to network, get advice and share ideas and best practice. To access the Forum click on the ‘Support Centre’ button on the E-CINS Dashboard. […]
Derbyshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Charles has safeguarded the future of E-CINS to help justice agencies share information about anti-social behaviour. Commissioner Charles has committed £107,801 from his Community Safety Fund to continue the roll-out of E-CINS for the next two years. The project was initially funded by Derbyshire Constabulary to effectively manage medium and high[…]
by Gary Pettengell, CEO Empowering-Communities and E-CINS founder I was recently talking to a Troubled Families lead who had been doing some engagement work with local schools. They had found to their surprise what an invaluable resource the schools were when it came to identify families in need. This reminded me about a Home Office[…]
by Toni Dean, Chichester NPT, Sussex Police The Issue The subject was experiencing racial abuse and anti-social behaviour issues with their neighbours including verbal abuse, loud music, frequent problem visitors, harassment, intimidation and racial abuse The Approach Actions and processes undertaken included: Local officer visits to the victim and perpetrator’s addresses Housing officer visits were[…]
Neighbourhood Police Officer Jimmy Upton of Sussex Police spoke to Empowering-Communities about his work in Chichester City Centre working with rough sleepers and the street community My day to day role is policing the city centre of Chichester – dealing with on-going problems, looking to reduce and detect crime through multi agency partnership working. In[…]
Waveney District Council has been using E-CINS since November 2012 to manage their award winning Troubled Families Programme, Suffolk Family Focus. Troubled Families Intervention Officer Daniel Chapman spoke to us about how E- CINS is enabling him to deliver better results. “One of the best examples I can give of where E-CINS has helped with[…]
by Colin Booker, Police Community Support Officer and Gypsy/Traveller Liaison officer for Sussex Police on Chichester District. My day to day work revolves around dealing with low level crime and anti-social behaviour in the small villages within Funtington and Westbourne wards of Chichester District. Because I am also one of the Traveller Liaison Officers on the[…]
Each edition of Partnership Breakthroughs is packed full of tips, techniques and insights into how E-CINS is being used around the country. Read customers case studies and interviews and see how the E-CINS family are sharing best practice and revolutionising multi-agency partnership working.
The partner of a woman murdered with her young son insists that the deaths could have been prevented if information had been shared amongst agencies. Andrew Cairns stabbed his pregnant ex-partner Rachael Slack and their 23-month-old son Auden in 2010 at their Derbyshire home before killing himself. A Serious Case Review found that authorities could[…]
Adam Pearce, who is part of an ASB and Licensing Team in Fenland, Cambridgeshire is responsible for running the biggest case currently on E-CINS managing Street Drinkers. Adam spoke to Empowering- Communities’ Heather Ette about how the new E-CINS Mapping Tool is improving police work across the district. HE: How did your involvement with E-CINS begin?[…]
As part of the Government’s Welfare Reform Bill, Universal Credit will be launched in February 2015 with the aim of modernising and streamlining the country’s benefit system. Eleven local authority areas successfully bid for a joint Local Authority and Job Centre Plus 12 month pilot, run in partnership and funded by the Department for Work[…]
Helen Earp, Community Safety Projects Officer from Warwickshire County Council spoke to Empowering- Communities about the ways E-CINS is helping to tackle ASB and Troubled Families. How is Warwickshire using E-CINS? We went live in June this year and at the moment we are using it for two business areas. Our Priority Families Team are[…]
E-CINS went live earlier this year in Poole to manage their Troubled Families Programme. Allan Lugrin, Families with Future Analyst at Borough of Poole spoke to us about the work his team is doing around Troubled Families and ECORYS Submissions. “Initially we were using a very large database and a series of spreadsheets to manage[…]
by Inspector Matt Derrick, IOM Operations Manager, Staffordshire 180˚ I have over the past 12 months been working with a seconded governor from Stafford Prison to seek to embed our IOM approach in each of our region’s prison establishments. We have been seeking a single approach to the case management of IOM offenders adopted onto[…]
by PCSO Colin Booker, Chichester Issue Chichester District saw 52 unauthorised encampments during the period 1st February 2013 to 1st October 2013. The encampments were spread across the District and on a mix of private land and local authority land. Whilst some of the encampments were present, reports were received regarding anti-social behaviour which included; Generators being[…]
E-CINS – Managing ASB and Hate Crime – Empowering-Communities’ Heather Ette interviewed Toni Dean, ASB and Hate Crime Co-ordinator for the Neighbourhood Policing Team in Chichester for Sussex Police. HE: What does your day to day work entail and what are your main aims? TD: My main aim is to reduce Hate Crime and Anti Social Behaviour in the Chichester[…]
Biography Gary Dewey is acting Anti-Social Behaviour Co-ordinator for Adur and Worthing Councils and has been a member of the Council’s Safer Communities Team since 2009. Gary has been instrumental in developing and embedding a number of initiatives and approaches in the management and reduction of Anti-Social Behaviour. A retired Police Officer, Gary has undertaken[…]
Case Study: Vulnerable Adult and ASB by Gary Dewey, Anti-Social Behaviour Co-ordinator, Adur & Worthing Safer Communities Team The subject presented with a learning disability, suffered long standing depression and was anxious about an ongoing dispute between himself and his neighbours (some 10 years), involving allegation and counter allegation between all parties concerned. Allegations made to a[…]
Speaker Summaries: Martin Steventon – Sergeant, Staffordshire Police with Richard Bell, Resettlement Officer – HMP Stafford
Martin Steventon – “As one of the Deputy Managers in the IOM programme we focus on serious inquisitive criminals. We’ve been using E-CINS for 2 years and now manage approx 720 serious criminals on the system. On a daily basis all information that comes in from our police and partner systems is put on to E-CINS[…]