Taking a joined up national approach to the issues surrounding modern day slavery.
Get access to encrypted referral forms, a referral management desk and a multi-agency end-to-end case management system. Everything you need to start making a difference.
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Time To Act
A multi-dimensional crime with several complexities.
In the UK today, tens of thousands of people are trapped within various forms of modern day slavery. This can range from a young person suffering sexual exploitation through to gangs forcing subservient individuals to commit illegal activity. Victims are often unaware that they’re being exploited and may even accept their situation and consent to elements of their entrapment.
A national forum
The Government acknowledges that to combat modern day slavery, agencies must work together for the greater good because, at present, the response is disjointed and lacks accountability. We’re well placed to bring organisations together at a national level to address cross-border issues and explore how technology can tackle this ever-growing problem.
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.
Designed following national consultation with multiple government agencies.
Electronic NRM Referrals
An electronic version of the NRM form can be completed by either a practitioner or a member of the public. This notifies the Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Unit and begins the process of safeguarding an individual.
Management Desk (EC Connect)
The referral form contains a broader range of questions and provides more data than the paper version. This information can also be sent into a management desk so that appropriate action can be taken.
Advanced Case Management (E-CINS)
If a vulnerable person and/or an offender requires full case management, they can have their cases transferred into E-CINS. Multiple agencies can then deliver efficient end-to-end support without duplication of effort.
E-CINS Case Management
An end-to-end process to consider every angle.
Tackling the impact of modern day slavery means considering an individual’s whole journey, not only their immediate vulnerability.
As a fully evolved multi-agency system, E-CINS provides a complete solution for tracking a slaved/trafficked person’s journey. It not only considers their current position, but also their longer-term housing, education, training and employment needs.
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 the public
Simple public-facing referral forms and a ‘one front door’ approach, empowers 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 being exploited or trafficked, they complete a simple encrypted referral form. Information is then sent directly into a management desk.
Triage via a management desk
The appropriate teams (along with the Modern Slavery Human Trafficking Unit) are notified and are able to carry out further investigation. 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.
Join our national working group and start making a difference through better collaboration.
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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