Mansfield Complex Persons Panels

The Complex Persons Panel in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire use E-CINS to run their monthly CPP meetings. Mansfield CPP takes place at the District Council offices and is regularly attended by Police, Fire, Council, Housing, ASB, Environmental Health, Criminal Justice Liaison, Mental Health, Social Care, Catch 22 Victim Support and Probation.  The CPP Administrator stated ‘I update[…]

Multi-agency safeguarding and the role of Community MARACs

Everyone has the right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. But issues that can lead to an adult or young person becoming vulnerable can be complex and multidimensional.  A number of Government reports have reiterated the need for agencies to work together to ensure that safeguarding decisions are based on a comprehensive[…]

Running PREVENT Channel Panel Meetings on E-CINS

Beds, Herts and Cambs Prevent Team has used E-CINS since March 2016 and were the first area to use the system to run their Channel Panel meetings which consists of up to 16 members including Police, mental health, probation, Housing, Local Authorities and the lead for safeguarding and Prevent for education. The Channel Panel’s purpose[…]

Using E-CINS for Meetings in Cambridgeshire

Aarron Locks is the Community Safety Manager at Fenland District Council in Cambridgeshire and is the Project Lead and Co-ordinator for the Alcohol Partnership. Empowering-Communities’ Heather Ette spoke to Aarron about the benefits of using E-CINS to run the Partnership’s meetings. HE: Who’s involved in the Alcohol Partnership meetings?  AL: There’s a wide range of[…]

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[…]

Calculating the cost of school exclusions

As value is ultimately the deciding factor in most procurement decisions, I’m often asked to estimate the amount of money a particular project will save – particularly in these times of austerity. But when you’re working alongside services that cover a broad range of social issues, it’s never a simple calculation. On one hand, there’s[…]

Shropshire’s ‘whole family’ approach gets to the heart of early intervention service delivery

Across Shropshire, partners are using E-CINS to work together and share relevant information. The multi-agency approach, the training that has been undertaken, the engagement with schools and the partnership with health is assisting the process of service transformation and changing the culture of the way people work. Empowering-Communities’ Heather Ette spoke to Kay Smallbone, Troubled[…]

Empowering-Communities Passes Rigorous G-Cloud 9 Application Process

Empowering Communities has been accepted onto the government’s latest G-Cloud 9 framework. Following a meticulous application process, five products are now available to procure directly. G-Cloud 9 makes it simpler and safer for the public sector to adopt leading cloud technology. By using the Digital Marketplace, organisations can find a range of services matching their[…]

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[…]

Cambs Leads The Way On Conditional Cautioning

Cambridgeshire Constabulary is pioneering an initiative on E-CINS aimed at helping low-level offenders make amends for their crimes and avoid a court hearing. In conjunction with the Liaison and Diversion Scheme East of England, the offender’s issues are identified and appropriate conditions are set as well as the timeframe in which it needs to be[…]

Peterborough Pilot Reduces Low-Level Offending Through
 Pioneering Integrated Offender Recovery Programme

An intensive support programme to help the recovery of vulnerable people who commit low level crime is reducing offending levels across Peterborough. The Integrated Offender Recovery Programme (IROP), thought to be the first of its kind nationally, focuses on helping people with mental health and/or drug and alcohol issues, who are vulnerable and can be[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Early Intervention Helps Tackle Gang Issues Across Wellingborough

E-CINS is used as a database to record information to prevent gang and gang violence in Northants. All schools in Wellingborough have registered with E-CINS so that they can work in a multi agency environment to tackle anti social behaviour and youth violence. Preventing gang and gang violence has been recognised nationally and the Early[…]

Speaker Summaries: Barry Thacker – Partnership Liaison Inspector, Derbyshire Police

“I am a police officer seconded to the county council and working with some fantastic partners within Derbyshire. Derbyshire made the decision to adopt a multi-agency system following a pilot in three of our districts to see what size of problem we had. We rolled out a risk assessment matrix throughout Derbyshire using a partnership approach[…]

Speaker Summaries: Mark Walchester – Strategic Partnerships and Engagements Officer, Staffordshire Fire and Rescue Service

“Why is a Fire Officer in the front seat here talking about the redesign of Public Sector Services? I was seconded to the local authority in Stoke on Trent City Council for 2 years with a brief from my Chief Fire Officer to develop referral pathways and create opportunities to see where public sector services[…]

The first National Multi-Agency Database?

Is E-CINS the first National Multi-Agency Database for practitioners? The E-CINS Team have been made aware of the following pieces of work this week and I thought I would share them with you. On Tuesday 9th October Sgt Melanie Locke from Sussex Police told ASB practitioners in Hastings that a vulnerable persons profile was added to[…]