Preventing Gang and Youth Violence

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[…]

Combining Mental Health and Employment Support in a Multi-Agency Approach

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[…]

Successful Start for South Staffordshire’s Scrap Metal Solution

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[…]

Increasing Efficiencies in Restorative Justice

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[…]

Transformational Software Provision revolutionises partnership relationships with providers

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[…]

Melanie Locke Joins the Team

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 ASB Launches on Teeside

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[…]