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[…]

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[…]

Flagship Cambridgeshire Scheme Goes From Strength to Strength

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[…]

E-CINS and Cambs Integrated Offender Management

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[…]

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[…]

Enabling More Engagement with IOM Partners

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[…]

Why Equal Input is Key to Success

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. •[…]

Managing risks around offenders

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[…]

E-CINS working groups and the importance of showcasing best practice

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[…]

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[…]

Staffordshire IOM & Prison use of E-CINS

by Sgt Martin Steventon, Staffordshire IOM Staffordshire IOM is now using E-CINS to work even closer with ten prisons in the Midlands Region; these prisons manage around 85% of the 220 IOM Offenders who are part of the IOM Programme. The scheme manages 715 offenders. Each IOM Offender sent to prison has an E-CINS ‘Prison[…]

Focus on: Norfolk IOM’s Employment Adviser

Empowering- Communities’ Heather Ette spoke to Toni Keryell- Emmerson, a MOVEON east Employment Adviser working as part of the 180 Degree Norfolk team in Norwich. HE: What is your role within the IOM Team and how does E-CINS fit into the work you do? TKE: MOVEON east, part of Stonham, is a charitable organisation providing a[…]

Focus on: Empowering-Communities’ Heather Ette spoke to 180° Norfolk IOM’s Police Sgt Eddie Hammond

HE: At what point in your IOM programme did you start to use E-CINS, was your IOM programme already well established? EH: E-CINS had been established around 9 months prior to me being started with the Norfolk Integrated Offender Management Team. Due to E-CINS being very user friendly, I started using the Programme straight away[…]

Focus on: Norfolk IOM’s Housing Support Worker

“Using E-CINS has been a like a fresh flannel after washing with a brick for years” Chris Day, Housing Support Worker, 180° Norfolk  HE: You’ve been using E-CINS as part of Norfolk’s 180° IOM Programme, what’s your general view of the system? CD: It’s lovely to have a system that is quick to get in[…]

The Speaker Panel – Experiences and Best Practice

The panel were asked a number of questions from individual delegates who were interested in learning more about the system and how it could work for them in their day to day roles. Procurement A number of delegates posed the question about how E-CINS could be purchased and if it would need to be subjected[…]

Speaker – Simon Tweats, Chief Inspector Staffordshire Police and Programme Manager of Integrated Offender Management, Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire

Simon has 23 years police experience and is a Chief Inspector of Staffordshire Police. He has extensive experience of Justice Services and Integrated Offender Management (IOM) having held strategic leadership positions for both in his home Force. He also currently has thematic lead in his Force on Troubled Families and Electronic Monitoring (of offenders). He[…]

Staffordshire and Norfolk manage an offender together on E-CINS (IOM)

Issue: A male person who was classed as a Prolific and other Priority Offender (PPO) from Staffordshire had moved to Norfolk. Approach: The Staffordshire Integrated Offender Management (IOM) Team notified their IOM colleagues in Norfolk. The PPO was interviewed and the situation was confirmed as being correct. The person’s E-CINS profile and the reports that[…]

Integrated Offender Management – Sgt Martin Steventon, Staffordshire Police

Issue: Staffordshire Police wanted an effective solution to case manage priority offenders across Staffordshire.  The IOM Team already had a healthy relationship with Stafford Prison but needed to improve how they share information in respect of individual offenders across partnership boundaries and in real time. Approach:  Stafford Prison agreed to sign up to E-CINS so[…]

IOM Team shares information with Prisons

Issue: Stafford and Dovegate Prisons wanted to improve the information-flow and communication between themselves and Staffordshire’s IOM Team. Approach: Their usual process was to provide verbal updates over the telephone about IOM managed offenders but they wanted a more effective way to securely share and log information about the offenders and to also improve the[…]

Restorative Justice

Issue:  Staffordshire is one of the National Pilot sites for the roll out of Neighbourhood Resolution Panels (NRPs). Staffordshire wanted a system to enable them to make referrals and record restorative justice interventions in one place that would be accessible by all relevant staff and agencies involved in the programme. Approach: Neighbourhood Resolution Panels are[…]

Providing a Seamless Approach to Managing Offenders

Staffordshire’s IOM Programme uses E-CINS to case manage priority offenders across Staffordshire. In August this year Stafford Prison agreed to sign up to E-CINS so that it could be used to update the IOM Programme directly in relation to the offenders it had in custody that were subject of IOM supervision. The IOM Team already had[…]

Using E-CINS in the Prisons

Heather Ette from Empowering-Communities had an interview with HMP Stafford’s Resettlement Officer Richard Bell and Senior Officer John Wood. As you know there is a proven link between IOM and Troubled Families and the IOM vision always was for the IOM journey to continue in prison. As you will see from the interview below that vision is now[…]