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Graded Care Profile 2

Graded Care Profile 2 

In October 2015 the NSPCC published two evaluation reports, the first was an Evaluation of the Graded Care Profile. From the findings of that report they worked with the originator of the Graded Care Profile to produce the Graded Care Profile version 2, and the second report is an Evaluation of Graded Care Profile Version 2.

The Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2) is a tool designed to provide an objective measure of the care of children. It is primarily based on the qualitative measure of the commitment shown by parents or carers in meeting their children’s developmental needs. To use the GCP2 practitioners are required to carry out or work with partners to do 4-6 announced and unannounced visits to observe a family. This should be completed in a designated time of between 2-4 weeks.

Solihull has a license to train people to use Graded Care Profile Version 2 as phase 2 of the NSPCC pilot. A multi-agency group of 10 practitioners and supervisors volunteered to be part of an implementation group to trial the use of the tool. Findings from their work were presented to the LSCP in this report, and a case study was produced.

Multiagency training is  available and places can be booked in the training section of this website.

On Thursday the 24th January 2019,

Yesterday representatives from Solihull  LSCP attended an event organised by the NSPCC about the Graded Care Profile 2; hosted at Harrods offices in Knightsbridge. The event was attended by Dame Ester Rantzen and the Countess of Wessex along with Dr Srivastava who designed the tool. Gina Godwin and Sue Evans from Wise Owls nursery In Chelmsley Wood & Smiths Wood received the prestigious ‘ GCP2 Elephant Practitioner Awards’ to acknowledge their enthusiasm and effectiveness in using GCP2:

Case Studies of how the GCP2 is being used across the UK have been designed.