Child Protection Plans

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. 

Read the blog: Could we be doing more to improve child protection plans?

What are the Best Protective Software Programs for Recovering Sex, Porn, and Love Addicts? Robert Weiss.

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.

Psychologists are working on a fraud-proof brain scan test of deviant sexual interest.

Christian Jarrett. Research Digest.

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.