E-CINS plays a valuable role in the management of crime reduction and is used extensively across the UK by the police, local authorities and their partners to case manage and securely share information and images of victims and offenders.
Practitioners can hold live meetings on the system and produce targeted action plans with partner agencies, saving time and money and ensuring everyone who needs to know is equipped with all relevant knowledge and kept up to date in real time.
Partner agencies involved in the crime management process can share information securely can include, but is not limited to, schools, health workers, youth workers and social workers, neighbourhood policing teams and Integrated Gangs Units.
E-CINS also strengthens local and regional multi-agency work on prevention and early intervention. The facilitation of early intervention work allows practitioners working with young people of all ages and families to intervene at the earliest opportunity to offer help and support.
Multi-Agency Information Sharing, Collaboration & Partnership Working
- E-CINS enables support to be quickly wrapped around victims, offenders and vulnerable persons.
- E-CINS is a proven system that allows for a multi-agency approach to manage risk, vulnerability, early intervention and diversionary arrangements.
- E-CINS' non-commercial subscription helps maximise participation at no extra cost to benefit and strengthen organisations, partnerships and communities.
- E-CINS is being used nationally by Paladin, a unique and pioneering advocacy service which aims to give a voice to victims by offering support and advice. As well as helping vulnerable, high risk victims through the criminal justice and family court system and ensuring a co-ordinated community response to safeguard victims Paladin provides expertise on risk identification, assessment and management for victims and families.
The areas of crime and crime reduction being used on E-CINS currently includes:
- Acquisitive Crime
- Anti Social Behaviour
- Community Triggers
- Environmental Health
- Football Criminality/Banning Orders
- Gangs and Gang Violence
- Hate Crime
- Organised Crime
- Stalking (Paladin National Stalking Advocacy Programme)
- Victims and offenders
- Youth Crime
- Multi-agency Operations
- Frequent Attendees to Custody
“E-CINS is used successfully in other parts of the country so I was keen to explore it further as an option for Teesside.
I’m pleased that we are now able to launch the system, which I believe is money well spent to improve the way in which police and partners deal with neighbourhood issues and predominantly antisocial behaviour. If we can tackle antisocial behaviour successfully and nip it in the bud, then we can reduce the devastating impact it has on communities in the longer term.”
Barry Coppinger, Police and Crime CommissionerCleveland
“The information collated onto E-CINS was vital in producing a report to Social Care which helped in identifying that more intense help was urgently required with this family. E-CINS was instrumental in the information sharing process. E-CINS in this case may well have prevented a serious case review having to be carried out.”
Andy Solomon, ASB Team Leader of the Community Protection TeamIpswich Borough Council
“E-CINS sped up the moving and enforcement process by ensuring that everyone who was involved in the problem solving process was able to access all updates and reports on a daily basis. Rather than having to update agencies individually with reports of actions taken they were able to access these themselves immediately and take their own actions in a timely manner.
Multi agency problem solving was easily achieved without the need for lengthy meetings and phone calls, police evidence for Housing to take action was easily accessible. All agencies were aware of the risk factors in the case due to the risk assessments being able to be uploaded easily to the E-CINS case.”
Toni Dean, ASB and Hate Crime Co-ordinatorNeighbourhood Policing Team in Chichester for Sussex Police
"This is the first service of it’s kind for stalking and Paladin’s ultimate aim is to save lives as well as money through a co-ordinated response and Empowering-Communities will help with this co-ordination through the use of E-CINS."
Laura RichardsPaladin National Stalking Advocacy Service
“Although the subject is identified as a perpetrator of ASB, his MH and learning disability issues coupled with the intolerance shown to him by his neighbours identified the subject as a victim / vulnerable individual. E-CINS enabled agencies to ensure that any harm associated risk factors/vulnerability factors were quickly identified, resulting in multi-agency support and protective measures being expediently delivered.”