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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Using E-CINS for PREVENT Channel Panels – Cambridgeshire Constabulary

Empowering-Communities spoke to Paul Harris, Prevent Sergeant Cambridgeshire, Beds, Herts and Cambs Prevent Team, Cambridgeshire Constabulary. “Our Channel Panel consists of 16 members including mental health, probation, local authorities, head of safeguarding of children and adults. A member’s role is to consider how best to help and provide support to individuals who have been referred[…]

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.[…]