Identify young people at risk from County Lines and Child Criminal Exploitation and quickly join up support around them.
Secure electronic referrals that automatically populate a management desk enables practitioners to quickly identify and start working with vulnerable people who are at risk of, or are involved in county lines and child criminal exploitation. It keeps all the information in one place where you can collaborate with partners to get the right support to a vulnerable young person, quickly and efficiently.
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A National Problem
The rising problem of county-lines and child criminal exploitation.
Organised crime networks and gangs who are targeting vulnerable and young people to travel across counties to supply drugs is a growing national problem currently affecting at least 46,000 children in England. These young people are victims of trafficking and expoitation who are in need of support involving a range of departments, partners and organisations. Our products and methodology encourage and enable all practitioners to collaborate to tackle this complex problem, quickly and efficiently whilst making significant time and cost savings for all agencies involved.
Tackling county lines and CCE
County Lines is affecting the safety and welfare of thousands of vulnerable young people across the UK and impacts on a range of complex issues such as child criminal or sexual exploitation, modern slavery and missing persons. Those responsible for safeguarding need an accessible, secure and efficient way to tackle this problem in a co-ordinated and joined up way that involves all relevant partners and gives them a greater understanding of the situation they are facing and the needs of those they are working to support.
How We Help
A suite of linked products to manage the entire process.
Our suite of products link together to keep all of your information in one place. From initial referrals, through to risk assessments and full case management, we can make life easier for you at every step.
Replace your spreadsheets with an intelligent integrated system.
Encrypted Referral Forms
When a practitioner, police officer or concerned member of the public wants to raise the alarm, they complete an encrypted referral form. These forms can be password protected or publicly available.
Triage Desk (EC Connect)
All referrals arrive into a triage desk for consideration. With all of the information in one place, practitioners can easily manage cases, upload reports, access data and communicate with clients in real time.
Advanced Case Management (E-CINS)
If a vulnerable young person and/or an offender requires full case management, they can have their cases transferred into E-CINS. Multiple agencies can then deliver the right kind of joined up support.
Communicate securely with clients in real time.
In addition to the products above, MyPortal allows practitioners to liaise securely with their clients in real time.
Through an innovative encrypted module called ‘MyPortal’ practitioners can securely engage with clients in realtime to securely share documents, surveys, support plans and action plans. Clients can also receive updates, text messages and secure communications from practitioners to help them through their support journey.
Comply with the GDPR
Share information securely without breaching the GDPR regulations. Our products are routinely assessed by GDPR specialists to ensure full compliance.
Empower victims and vulnerable people
Simple referral forms and a ‘one front door’ approach, empower victims and vulnerable people who would not usually report to the police.
Save money and improve outcomes
Expedite information sharing and make swift decisions to safeguard the vulnerable.
When someone believes a vulnerable person is at risk of being involved in County Lines and CCE, they complete an encrypted referral form. Information is then sent directly into a triage desk.
Triage via a management desk
The appropriate teams are notified and are able to carry out further investigation regarding the individual’s background, family and known associates. All relevant information is logged securely into the system.
If required, cases can be escalated for full multi-agency support. Online forms make it easy to capture information from all sources and build a complete picture of an individual’s needs and risk factors.
Any ongoing activity, such as action/support plans, can be administered via MyPortal. This is particularly useful for support workers who can set tasks and monitor these accordingly.
With so much at stake, practitioners need a secure way to share information.
By giving all local professionals access to a collaborative network, everyone is better placed to address the needs of the vulnerable people they’re connected with. When partners work together, they can build a more comprehensive picture of an individual’s situation and ultimately improve outcomes.
Secure, accredited and scalable
For 17 years, we’ve been creating single and multi-agency cloud-based community management systems that help you to share information with partners and deliver joined-up interventions.
Secure UK data centres
Your information will be hosted on high-performance servers in secure, accredited, UK data centres. These are routined audited and compliant with the latest regulations.
Our accreditations include: ISO 27001, for the design, development, hosting and processing of multi-agency systems, ISO 9001, Cyber Essentials and Cyber Essentials Plus.
No licence fees
As a not-for-profit organisation, we’re not in this for the money. All of our products are available without costly licence fees to encourage you to invite other partners.
You’ll be able to work more efficiently by accessing your data securely while away from desk. Our products are designed to work on mobiles, tablets and desktops.
We’re continually improving our products at no extra cost to our clients.
All of our products have been designed, developed and deployed using a ‘continuous improvement’ methodology. This means that you’ll receive updates at no additional cost.
Years of experience
Tried and tested
The type of information sharing [provided by Empowering-Communities’ products] allows us to anticipate an offenders likely behaviour in custody and also enables our Offender Supervisors to identify programmes and courses that need to be undertaken in custody which are designed to lower an offenders risk of re-offending.
RICHARD BELL AND SENIOR OFFICER JOHN WOOD / HMP STAFFORD’S RESETTLEMENT OFFICERS
There are some vulnerable groups who need additional support to help them manage the conversion to Universal Credit. This new way of working is a fantastic step forwards and will save both practitioners and residents a great deal of time.
COUNCILLOR SARAH RUSSELL / DERBY CITY COUNCIL
An offender was being released from prison and my team had concerns that the offender would try to make contact with the victim, potentially affecting their safety. A PCSO made a note on E-CINS that the offender was due to be leaving prison within the next few days. We would not normally be privy to that information, but because it was flagged on the Victim’s profile, we were able to quickly contact the victim and hold a face to face meeting to assess the level of risk to them.
ANNABEL TATE / BRIGHTON & HOVE COUNCIL
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