The Graded Care Profile

Effectively identifying neglect is not easy. Often it is present in only one aspect of the care of an otherwise cared for child. Linked to poverty, it can be present in affluent families.  

The Graded Care Profile (GCP) equips professionals to work with families in identifying the presence and nature of neglect within a family. The GCP is designed to be used by any professional in any agency working with a family where there is a concern about the care of the children. It is relevant to Health Professionals, Early Help, Education, Think Family and Children Social Care.

GCP Reference Guide

A reference guide for practitioners to measure care of children across all needs using the GCP tool.

Instead of giving a diagnosis of neglect, it defines the care showing both strengths and weaknesses. Please click here to view/ download the full document.

To view/download the GCP leaflet version, please click here.

GCP Flow chart

GCP Tool

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Available GCP Training