Graded Care profile 2 (GCP2) offered by the NSPCC is an evidence-based assessment tool for measuring the quality of care provided by a parent or carers in meeting their child’s needs. The tool uses a graded scale from 1 to 5 by capturing levels of physical and emotional care through the eyes of the child.
Child neglect is the most common reason for a child to be subject to a child protection plan and practitioners have difficulty in assessing neglect due to its high threshold of subjective recognition and assessment. Early identification of the signs that neglect may be occurring is crucial and will enable the right support to be put in place to prevent further chronic neglect, which we know has a significant impact in a child’s life and into their adulthood.
The Board are implementing GCP2 and are currently training the trainers before rolling the training out to all front line staff. We are running one hour awareness sessions free to all to find out more about how this tool can help you identify and assess neglect in your communities.
The awareness sessions are available to book now here