What Works for Children’s Social Care head of practice, Anna Bacchoo, discusses child protection plans and asks how they could be more effective. The blog describes a new approach to creating plans in conferences and network meetings developed by Warrington Borough Council which aims to share responsibility for plans more effectively across the network and support parents to set achievable goals. The blog invites social workers to get in touch with views on the type of study which could explore how effective child protection plans are, for whom and in what circumstances.
After Indonesia passed controversial laws in 2016 authorising chemical castration which the Indonesian Doctors Association called unethical, this short article looks at the position of other countries (Russia, Poland, South Korea, Germany, Uk and Czech Rebublic) at that time
This blog looks at some of the accountability software available which reports online activity to a named person, some use filters, some reporting with alerts if unsuitable material is viewed or there is an attempt to uninstall something.
Gary Wilson explains the science behind the effects of pornography on the brain and body, how addiction is developed, and the misleading idea of “perceived addiction.” Gary is the force behind yourbrainonporn.com, and TEDx presenter of “The Great Porn Experiment, 2012” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSF82AwSDiU).
Functional MRIs can be used to map the sexual interest of participants. In this research images are presented that are not consciously recognised due to their short duration and ‘masking’ by the use of a longer distracting image. However, the image time is sufficient to show the pattern of activity which occurs with sexual interest. Deviant sexual interest is one of the strongest predictors of future offences – but this research also raises important ethical questions.