ShieldCPS CSE iOS App and Database System

 

App requires iOS8 or later and is compatable with iPod Touch, Iphone and iPad. The app is currently undergoing bete testing.

 

The system is designed to assist with all of the recommendations placed on police and local authorities by the Office of the Children's Commissioner report 'If it's not better, it's not the end".

 

Welcome to the ShieldCPS CSE App based on work done by the NWG, Banardos SERAF and ASPCC

 

  • Secure AES encrypted coding compliant with ISO/IEC 18033-3 Standard

    • AES has been adopted by the U.S. government and is now used worldwide. It supersedes the Data Encryption Standard (DES),[8] which was published in 1977.

    • The algorithm described by AES is a symmetric-key algorithm, meaning the same key is used for both encrypting and decrypting the data.

    • In the United States, AES was announced by the NIST as U.S. FIPS PUB 197 (FIPS 197) on November 26, 2001.[6] This announcement followed a five-year standardisation process in which fifteen competing designs were presented and evaluated, before the Rijndael cipher was selected as the most suitable (see Advanced Encryption Standard process for more details).

    • AES became effective as a federal government standard on May 26, 2002 after approval by the Secretary of Commerce. AES is included in the ISO/IEC 18033-3 standard.

    • AES is available in many different encryption packages, and is the first publicly accessible and open[vague] cipher approved by the National Security Agency (NSA) for top secret information 

  • Unique Identifier

    • The moment you open a new ShieldCPS CSE assessment a unique identifier is allocated to the case.

    • This identifier is then automatically transposed to the Decison to Sharing Information Record and the Associates reporting Page produced by the app.

    • The unique identifier is compiled from the child's first two initials followed by the date/time group in milliseconds.

  • Reports on associates/perpetrators in context with child risk assessment

    • The ShieldCPS CSE app allows you to record information for up to five associates that have been reported by the child.

    • Should the associate request 'Right of Access' to his/her information the child's name remains anonymous.

  • Information Sharing

    • Confidence is achieved by the inclusion of either uploading your 'Prior agreement to Share Information between agencies' or by the completion of the 'One-Off Information Sharing Checklist' as stipulated by the Information Commissioners Office (ICO)

  • Multi Agency Working

    • The ShieldCPS CSE app allows all agencies within a designated police authority or within the local authority (subject to owner of the ShieldCPS CSE 3rd Party Database System, see below) to identify and assess children at risk of harm from Child Sexual Exploitation.

    • Results from the assessment can be sent securely to the databse (subject to satisfactory completion of information sharing protocols) to provide detailed analytics from which effective disruption and intervention startegies can be formulated. 

  • Ethnicity Codes

    • Self Defined Ethnicity (SDE) codes are a set of codes used by the Home Office in the United Kingdom to classify an individual's ethnicity according to that person's self-definition. The codes are also called "16 + 1" codes, as there are 16 of them, plus one code (NS) for "Not Stated".

    • The code system originated in the United Kingdom Census 2001. British police forces are required to use the SDE 16+1 codes (as opposed to the commonly used radio shorthand IC codes) when spoken contact has taken place and an individual has been given an opportunity to state their self-perceived ethnicity.

  • Sexual Orientation

    • SO is a person's sexual identity in relation to the gender to which they are attracted

    • Our system offers the assessor the choice of four orientations

      • heterosexual

      • homosexual

      • bisexual

      • asexual

  • Translator

    • To help breakdown language barriers between the assessor and the subject, ShieldCPS CSE app incorporates the iOS text to voice feature which is very similar to the Siri Speech Engine

    • Using the Text to Voice Assistant from the main menu, ShieldCPS CSE app allows the assessor to choose one of 26 languages.

    • Tap a question in the assessment and the app will audibly translate it for for the assessor to the subject  

  • Captures Images

    • The ShieldCPS CSE app can capture images of the victim and associates.

    • Images are attached to the PDF Assessment and sent to the ShieldCPS CSE Database.

    • Once you exit the assessment, all images are immediately deleted from the users device.

  • Age Selector

  • Reports Incidents

  • Auditable Actions 

  • Summarises Risk of Harm

  • Asks all the right questions

  • Illustrates Models of CSE

  • Provides latest research for practitioners

  • Produces risk score summary

  • Produces PDF of assessment that can be emailed or printed direct from device

  • Supervision / Highlights missing information

  • Send button populates 3rd party database (optional see below)

  • Customised settings

ShieldCPS CSE Database System comprises of:

 

  • 6 Point CTouch Screen, full cabling and stand

  • Powered by Google Maps

  • PC Unit is a Gigabyte Brix GB-BXBT-2807

    • 4GB 1600MHz DDR3L Ram

    • SanDisk Plus 120GB

  • Secure AES encrypted coding compliant with ISO/IEC 18033-3 Standard

    • AES has been adopted by the U.S. government and is now used worldwide. It supersedes the Data Encryption Standard (DES),[8] which was published in 1977.

    • The algorithm described by AES is a symmetric-key algorithm, meaning the same key is used for both encrypting and decrypting the data.

    • In the United States, AES was announced by the NIST as U.S. FIPS PUB 197 (FIPS 197) on November 26, 2001.[6] This announcement followed a five-year standardisation process in which fifteen competing designs were presented and evaluated, before the Rijndael cipher was selected as the most suitable (see Advanced Encryption Standard process for more details).

    • AES became effective as a federal government standard on May 26, 2002 after approval by the Secretary of Commerce. AES is included in the ISO/IEC 18033-3 standard.

    • AES is available in many different encryption packages, and is the first publicly accessible and open[vague] cipher approved by the National Security Agency (NSA) for top secret information 

  • Distributed Database

    • Required to tackle the issue of sharing data cross borders to assist with trafficking and to lessen the burden for data controllers and to answer recommendations posed by the Office for the Children’s Commissioner in their report “If it’s not better, it’s not the end”. 

    • How does a distributed database work? Essentially the databases talk to each other. For example, 10 local authorities/police forces purchase the ShieldCPS CSE Database System package.  They each have a screen, pc and local database and apps with outside access. Both have the option of enabling a distributed database. They would have to enter certain details or we will do itfor you as part of support.

    • Once enabled, every 1/12/24 hours the databases will launch a probe to see if the other another system is online and available. If it is then the database will ask what information they have, check against its own data and copy what it doesn't have and securely share what it does have using our AES Encrypted code.

    • This takes away the data controller issue where we need a master database at a central location as well as having a copy on every pc used so if something were to happen to one, the next time it probes it wil get an updated copy as they will all be the same.

  • Database Searching

    • ShieldCPS CSE Database is capable of delivering results on over 29 million individual search queries.

    • All searches results are transposed to an interactive map for detailed analysis.

  • Interactive prevalence mapping of CSE

  • Interactive mapping of CSE Hotspots

  • Interactive mapping of Associates

  • Interactive mapping of schools

  • Interactive mapping of CSE by local authority areas

  • Interactive mapping of CSE by police force areas

  • Will produce a national picture of CSE

  • Reports to DofE

  • Compliant with ICO

  • Automated email reports

  • Automated charts

  • Automated triggered alerts

  • Produces detail reports for police, local authorities and universal services

  • Enables tactical evaluation and aids disruption

  • Enables early intervention