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[…]

Equipping NPT’s
 With Improved 
Local Information

Cleveland Police is making use of analytical mapping technology to give greater information to officers as to what is happening locally. By combining three software programmes, IMAP, E-CINS and NICHE, Neighbourhood Police Teams are able to greatly improve their knowledge of what’s happening in a specific area and where the vulnerable members of their community[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Case Study – Racial Abuse Victim

A recent case highlights the ways 
E-CINS is being used successfully by Voice to assist in the management of Victim Support. The Issue A female victim first had contact with Voice after experiencing an assault linked to on-going issues with a neighbour. The referral came from the police after which a Support Worker made contact[…]

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. •[…]

Brief User Guide to E-CINS for SPOCS

Purpose of E-CINS for ASB victims The point of entering information onto E-CINS is to keep a record so that other relevant agencies can view the actions we are taking to protect victims. Any number of users can access the same profile at the same time. In this and other ways E-CINS enables a dialogue[…]

Case Study: 
problem neighbour harassing council tenant

by Michael Raywood, Senior Tenancy Enforcement Officer, Housing, Brighton & Hove City Council The Issue A tenant was suffering from violent incidents and abuse from a homophobic neighbour. The Approach Information relating to the tenants and the incidents were recorded on E-CINS. Even though the police worked different shifts to our own staff we were able to communicate in real-time[…]

Case Study: 
vulnerable adult displaced from home by drug users

by Michael Raywood, Senior Tenancy Enforcement Officer, Housing, Brighton & Hove City Council The Issue The Tenancy Enforcement Team found the man had been befriended by drug users who had persuaded him to allow them to use his property as a crack den. The tenant was so fearful he took to the streets whilst the tenancy enforcement team received complaints[…]

E-CINS – Managing ASB victims and witnesses

by Annabel Tate, Senior Tenancy Enforcement Officer, Brighton & Hove City Council I joined the Council Housing ASB team in Council Housing in 2010. We work with council tenants and leaseholders who are experiencing ASB and with any neighbours, regardless of tenure, who might also be affected. My role is Victim and Witness Risk Assessment[…]

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,[…]

Speaker – Ian Coxhead, Chief Inspector, Tamworth Community Partnership Hub

Ian is a Chief Inspector in Staffordshire Police and is currently working as a Local Policing Team commander at Tamworth. He has been with Staffordshire Police for 24 years and worked in various roles including Local Policing, CID, Communications and Professional Standards. Tamworth has an established Community Safety Hub that is situated at the police[…]