Graded Care Profile 2
Graded Care Profile 2 – A more effective way to identify Neglect
Information for Practitioners
Bristol wants to do better for our children and families across the city. Practitioners tell us that they often struggle to identify and explain exactly what neglect issues exist within a family, using language that everyone understands. This has also caused difficulties when referrals are made to other agencies as the level of neglect, and the impact it is having isn’t always clear.
To help us to improve this area of our work the Bristol Safeguarding Children Board has agreed to fund an evidence based tool that clearly identifies what level of Neglect is present, and the impact this is likely to have on children within the family – GCP2. This tool is suitable for use by any practitioner that works directly with children and families across Bristol.
In order to use this tool in your work with families you need to attend and pass one of the training days that we are putting on over the next year. Don’t worry, other Local Authorities report 100% of staff attending the course passed it.
As soon as you have been to the training you can start to use the tool in your work. Completing a GCP2 assessment will provide you with clear evidence of which areas of neglect are an issue, and how much of an impact they are having. You will then use your existing professional skills and judgement to assess why the neglect is present, and what action needs to be taken.
This tool integrates easily into your existing assessments, and works well with our Signs of Safety approach. This is not about creating more work; it is about evidencing clearly the work that you already do, and making plans and interventions more effective.
If this is something that would help you in your work then please talk to your manager and arrange to attend one of the dates. Please only apply for this training if you believe you will use the tool in your role.
Applying for a place on the training
We will be staggering the release of new course dates. If you cannot attend any of the dates below please check back in August 2019 when we will be releasing the next set of course dates.
The following course dates are available to book.
- Tuesday 23rd July 2019 – The Vassall Centre, Fishponds
- Friday 6th September 2019 – Bridge PDC, Teyfant Road, South Bristol
- Monday 30th September 2019 – The Vassall Centre, Fishponds
To apply for a course date, please complete an application form and send to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that while these events are free, if you have booked a place and do not attend your organisation will be charged £80 for your place. You must therefore supply finance information on the booking form.
Find out more about GCP2
For everyone who does not need to use the tool themselves, but manages teams that will, or works in partnership with agencies that will use the tool, we will be arranging an awareness briefing (time, date and venue to be confirmed). This session will help you to understand what this tool does, how it can help your staff and families that you work with, and why it is so effective in identifying neglect.