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.
Training for GCP2 begins in July 2018. 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.
Applying for a place on the training
Course dates and venues can be found below.
To apply for a date if you work for Bristol City Councils Children and Families services (excluding schools and EY settings) please click here: GCP2 training for BCC Children & Families Staff
To apply for a date if you work for any other organisation (including LA maintained Schools and EY settings) in Bristol please click here: Book GCP2 Training
Wednesday 18th July 2018 – The Vassall Centre, Fishponds
Monday 6th August 2018 – The Vassall Centre, Fishponds
Thursday 6th September 2018 – Bridge PDC, Teyfant Road, South Bristol
Friday 28th September 2018 – Future Inns, Cabot Circus, Cabot Circus
Monday 15th October 2018 – Bridge PDC, Teyfant Road, South Bristol
Thursday 8th November 2018 – Future Inns, Cabot Circus, Cabot Circus
Friday 23rd November 2018 – Future Inns, Cabot Circus, Cabot Circus
Tuesday 4th December 2018 – The Vassall Centre, Fishponds
Wednesday 12th December 2018 – Future Inns, Cabot Circus, Cabot Circus
Tuesday 8th January 2019 – The Vassall Centre, Fishponds
Thursday 31st January 2019 – Future Inns, Cabot Circus, Cabot Circus
Monday 18th February 2019 – Future Inns, Cabot Circus, Cabot Circus
Friday 15th March 2019 – Future Inns, Cabot Circus, Cabot Circus
Wednesday 3rd April 2019 – The Vassall Centre, Fishponds
Thursday 25th April 2019 – Bridge PDC, Teyfant Road, South Bristol
Tuesday 14th May 2019 – Future Inns, Cabot Circus, Cabot Circus
Monday 3rd June 2019 – The Vassall Centre, Fishponds
Wednesday 26th June 2019 – The Vassall Centre, Fishponds
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 be using the tool we have arranged an awareness briefing on Friday 14th September 9.30 – 11.00am at The Lecture Theatre, Level C, St. Michaels Hospital, Bristol to make sure that you all 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. Book your place here.