Location Monitoring (GPS Tags) for Children – HM Prison and Probation Service and Electronic Monitoring Services (May 2020)

Information relating to Location monitoring/GPS Tagging conditions and eligibility for children.


Location Monitoring/GPS tagging has been available to all eligible children across England and Wales from 30 March 2020.  GPS tagging or location monitoring as it is also known can be considered as a viable alternative to custody and has the supportive and safeguarding factor to protect vulnerable children.

The GPS tags are available as an option for Court Bail, Remand to Local Authority Accommodation and Youth Rehabilitation Orders, as well as for additional licence conditions on Detention and Training Orders and Home Detention Curfew (Section 91).

To ensure that the child assessment has the correct information, the GPS tag related requirements can be recorded in to the youth justice service case management systems and also recorded within the AssetPlus pathways and planning section and in AssetPlus additional external controls or actions area.

Please see below the following relevant documents:


Serco the new EM Provider will be taking over as the supplier for Electronic Monitoring Services (EMS) with effect from 1 May 2024. The email addresses will change from this date and any contact with EMS will no longer require the cjsm.net suffix.  To ensure uninterrupted communication with EMS, it is really important to remove the .cjsm.net suffix from all emails intended for EMS as the cjsm.net mailbox will close and will be unmonitored.

Emails will continue to be received securely via the Serco secure email system and you will receive an auto response on receipt of your email.

Please refer to the table below for the updated email addresses to be used from 1 May 2024.

EMS Department Area Covered New Email Effective from 1 May 2024
Order Entry All order/licence processing lpadmin@ems.co.uk
Order Queries Raise queries with Notifying Organisation where there is missing or conflicting information provided on the order/licence. emorderqueries@ems.co.uk
Enforcement Team Team deals with reporting of enforcement action (Not HDC or Bail) EMSEnforcement@ems.co.uk
SET Team (Special Enforcement Team) Anything related to HDC CASES ONLY EmSpecialEnquiriesTeam@ems.co.uk
Special Team MAPPA 3 – CPPC Referred and Terrorism cases emCCSpecialCase@ems.co.uk
Acquisitive Crime Team Deal with AC cases EMAcquisitivecrime@ems.co.uk
Monitoring Monitoring Team, deal with all subject calls, violations, ad-doc incoming and outgoing agency -stakeholder calls EMControlCentre@ems.co.uk
Location Monitoring For external agencies – GPS General Enquiries GPSGeneralEnquiries@ems.co.uk
Alcohol Monitoring AAMR/AL Orders AMC@ems.co.uk
EAR Requests External Agency Requests EAR@ems.co.uk