Commission a free report to calculate your savings

In these uncertain times, senior figures across the public sector are understandably preoccupied with savings. As a result, every programme or project needs to prove its worth with an accurate set of figures to support any outcomes. But when practitioners are busy actually doing the work, it’s hard for teams to find the time to[…]

Empowering-Communities Achieve 100% Pass Rate on Cyber Essentials Plus Technical Assessment

Empowering-Communities are pleased to report that we have successfully completed and passed with 100% (without any fault/observation) a Cyber Essentials Plus Technical Assessment prepared by Certifying Body MASS Consultants Ltd. Cyber Essentials Plus is the audited version of the Cyber Essentials information security standard. Cyber Essentials requires organisations to have a number of technical and[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Going Live! One Front Door Problem Solving Solutions from Empowering-Communities

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[…]

Inside E-CINS

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

Access your own Statistical Data for Predictive Analysis

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[…]

Build your own forms and make Automatic Referrals

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[…]

Wheel Assessment

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[…]

Build your own Risk Assessments

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[…]

Add multiple profiles in one place

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[…]

Get help, advice, best practice and more 
at the E-CINS forum and support centre!

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. […]

New Electronic Family Assessment Tool Helps Analyse Results

With the news that the Government has commissioned a consortium of research bodies to keep track of its Troubled Families Programme, Councils are now tasked with compiling progress reports and supplying comprehensive data and analysis to show how their interventions are producing better outcomes for the families they have identified locally. Last month we told[…]