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[…]

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[…]

Nottinghamshire Rape and Serious Sexual Assault Partnership Adopt E-CINS as dedicated case management and data analysis system

E-CINS is being used by a multi-agency partnership in Nottinghamshire to assist them in the management of sexual assault and rape cases across the county. The Topaz Centre, part of Nottinghamshire Rape Crisis Centre, is committed to providing a sensitive and dedicated service that meets the needs of victims of rape and serious sexual assault[…]

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.[…]

Standardising E-CINS Work Practices

by Michael Raywood, Senior Tenancy Enforcement Officer, Housing, Brighton & Hove City Council Michael has been using E-CINS as part of Brighton & Hove City Council’s Tenancy Enforcement Service and is championing Sussex’s efforts to develop standardisations in E-CINS working practices. As such, Michael is seeing his role increasingly develop as an unofficial E-CINS adviser to other counties looking to gain knowledge and best[…]

Reading List – Rachael Slack: Deaths ‘could have been prevented’

The partner of a woman murdered with her young son insists that the deaths could have been prevented if information had been shared amongst agencies. Andrew Cairns stabbed his pregnant ex-partner Rachael Slack and their 23-month-old son Auden in 2010 at their Derbyshire home before killing himself. A Serious Case Review found that authorities could[…]

Sussex E-CINS Conference 5 December 2013

Just two weeks after the success of the E-CINS National Conference, Sussex Police held their own User Group Conference in Slaugham with 120 representatives from across the county attending the event. The Sussex conference, which focused on Engaging Partners, was spearheaded by E-CINS Champion and practitioner, Sergeant Melanie Locke of Sussex Police. Speaking after the[…]