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 Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership 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 at the beginning of January 2020 when we will be releasing the next set of course dates.
The following course dates are available to book:
- Tuesday 23rd July 2019 at The Vassall Centre, Fishponds
- Friday 6th September 2019 at Bridge PDC, Hartcliffe
- Monday 30th September 2019 at The Vassall Centre, Fishponds
- Tuesday 22nd October 2019 at Bridge PDC, Hartcliffe
- Wednesday 13th November 2019 at The Vassall Centre, Fishponds
- Monday 2nd December 2019 at Bridge PDC, Hartcliffe
- Thursday 9th January 2020 at the Vassall Centre, Fishponds
- Friday 31st January 2020 at Bridge PDC, Hartcliffe
- Wednesday 19th February 2020 at the Vassall Centre, Fishponds
To apply for a course date, please complete an application form and send to KBSP.Training@bristol.gov.uk
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. Therefore, you must supply invoicing details on your application form.
GCP2 Awareness Briefing
The Awareness Briefings are suitable for anyone who does not need to use the GCP2 tool themselves, but manages teams that will, or works in partnership with agencies that will be using the tool. The aim of the briefing is to ensure that you 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.
We do not currently have any further dates scheduled. If you are interested in attending a future Awareness Briefing please send us an email to express your interest.