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 GCP2 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 March 2020 when we will be releasing the next set of course dates.

The following course dates are available to book:

  • Wednesday 1st April 2020 at the Vassall Centre, Fishponds
  • Thursday 23rd April 2020 at Bridge PDC, Hartcliffe
  • Tuesday 12th May 2020 at the Vassall Centre, Fishponds
  • Monday 1st June 2020 at Bridge PDC, Hartcliffe
  • Wednesday 24th June 2020 at the Vassall Centre, Fishponds

To apply for a course date, please complete an application form and send to

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.

Download application form


GCP2 Practice and Development Workshops

A workshop to provide GCP2 trained practitioners an opportunity to get together and share their experiences of using the tool, to share challenges and successes they have encountered and to ask the trainer any questions. It is also an opportunity for practitioners yet to use GCP2 to refresh their knowledge, get further support and gain confidence in using it for the first time.

Please note that these workshops are only suitable for practitioners that have attended a full day GCP2 training course and have passed the assessment.

We do not currently have any further dates scheduled. If you are interested in attending a future Practice and Development Workshop please send us an email to express your interest.

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.

The next briefing will take place on:

Thursday 3rd June 2020 at City Hall, City Centre Bristol

This event is free but you must book a place through Eventbrite to attend. Please click on the date to take you to the Eventbrite page.

Find out more about GCP2


GCP2 Information for Professionals

Briefing for Managers of Professionals

GCP2 Facts Poster

GCP2 Parent Guide English

Our Partners:

Bristol City Council
Avon & Somerset Police