How E-CINS has Become a Strategic Platform in Northants

by Simon Clifford, Director of Technology and Digital Transformation at Northamptonshire’s Office of Police and Crime Commissioner and Data Sharing Lead – County E-CINS Board Northamptonshire is fully committed to data sharing with its partners to reduce harm and increase public safety. It uses E-CINS as a strategic platform to support this, and would welcome[…]

Call to Action – 
Work with us to Tackle Modern Day Slavery

Modern Day Slavery in the UK is prevalent with the Government estimating that tens of thousands of people are in modern slavery in the UK today. Amyas Morse, Head of the National Audit Office said this month “To combat modern slavery successfully, government will need to build much stronger information and understanding of perpetrators and[…]

A multi-agency approach to Child Sexual Exploitation

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[…]

Thank you for supporting 10 years of Empowering-Communities

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[…]

National 
E-CINS Forum and Working Groups Launched

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[…]

Report Finds That Gaps Remain in Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation

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[…]

Tackling Child Sexual Exploitation

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 Updates June 2016

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.[…]