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[…]

Cross-Border Information Sharing around 
Unauthorised Encampments

Teams in Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire are working together to make the best use of E-CINS in the cross border management of unauthorised encampments. Teams will be using E-CINS to ensure improved communication between counties, supporting local engagement and improved identification of safeguarding and welfare needs across multi-agency teams. Cross County cases will be used[…]

You could save 1 hour per referral with the E-CINS Electronic Referral Forms and Custom Cases

This pioneering technology saves time and money for those involved in producing referrals and improves accuracy and service delivery to both agencies and customers. It can be used for any area of business and any hard copy or electronic referral forms can be adapted to work in this way. For example IOM, Troubled Families, MARAC,[…]

E-CINS – Managing Travellers and Unlawful Encampments

by Colin Booker, Police Community Support Officer and Gypsy/Traveller Liaison officer for Sussex Police on Chichester District.  My day to day work revolves around dealing with low level crime and anti-social behaviour in the small villages within Funtington and Westbourne wards of Chichester District. Because I am also one of the Traveller Liaison Officers on the[…]

Case Study: Unauthorised Encampments of Travellers

by PCSO Colin Booker, Chichester Issue Chichester District saw 52 unauthorised encampments during the period 1st February 2013 to 1st October 2013. The encampments were spread across the District and on a mix of private land and local authority land. Whilst some of the encampments were present, reports were received regarding anti-social behaviour which included; Generators being[…]