Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2)

A key priority for the implementation of the Cumbria Safeguarding Children Partnership (CSCP) Early Help Strategy is for all practitioners working with families to be able to identify and assess neglect much earlier.  

The CSCP has purchased the NSPCC Graded Care Profile 2 License

What is GCP2

The GCP2 is a practical tool which supports practitioners in measuring the quality of care delivered to an individual child from a carer/s over a short window of time and is designed to give a representative overview of the current level of care.

The GCP2 has been designed and developed by Dr O Prakash Srivastava a Community Paediatrician, rigorously evaluated and found to be reliable and valid.  It can be used where neglect is suspected, giving a baseline measurement, and can be used to target interventions and to monitor the progress of interventions.

It can be used for all ages of children, including adolescents. 

The aim of this session is to understand the concept of the Grade Care Profile 2 and the implementation of GCP2 across Cumbria. It will also support managers to identify relevant staff who may need to attend the one-day practitioner training to enable them to become licensed to use the Graded Care Profile 2 tool in their everyday practice. 

Booking for these session can be accessed via MyLearning (see below for more information on booking a place)

The list of dates (delivered via MS Teams)

  • tbc

Practitioners must be trained to become licensed to use the tool. 

This is a one-day (09:30 – 4:00pm) training course and training can be accessed via MyLearning (see below for more information on booking a place)

This course is directed at practitioners and managers who work directly with children and families that experience neglect. 

By the end of the course participants will:

  • Become licensed to use the GCP2
  • Consolidate knowledge of neglect
  • Be able to understand the challenges of identifying neglect in practice settings with children and young people and considering their 'lived lives'.
  • Being able to identify children and young people at risk of Neglect
  • Understand the use of and practical application of the Graded Care Profile 2 Tool when working alongside families to assess and effect change when neglect is an issue.

Participants will be expected to be familiar with the Cumbria multi-agency procedures:

Please note – this is licensed training - only practitioners who have completed the one-day course will be able to use the Graded Care Profile 2 Tool with families. 

Cost: Courses are provided free of charge to non-profit making organisations and CSCP member organisations.  See the CSCP Training Programme and Learning Events Brochure for more information  

The list of dates (9.30am - 4.00pm)

  • 8 June 2022 (delivered via MS Teams) - CANCELLED
  • 15 June 2022 (delivered via MS Teams) - FULLY BOOKED 
  • 24 June 2022 - The Gillford Centre, Upperby Road, Carlisle, CA2 4JE - FULLY BOOKED
  • 8 July 2022 - The Gillford Centre, Upperby Road, Carlisle, CA2 4JE

Please note further dates to be confirmed and published here

To book your place, all Cumbria County Council staff log into MyLearning and search for the specific course.  All non-council users are required to log into MyLearning, those that haven't registered already please create a new account, following the guidance on the website. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATON : can all participants please join the training event 30 minutes before the start time to allow being admitted onto the course

When booking onto this training please DO NOT share the Microsoft TEAMs link with anyone else.  Our numbers are restricted to maximum 50 delegates only for the Briefing Sessions and 12 delegates for the one day Using the GCP2 Tool.  This has a serious impact on delivery of the training and the numbers attending. 

Please Note: If you have added your name to the waiting list for a cancellation and a place does not become available for the date of your choice , you must rebook on the next suitable date.  

For any queries about the course, please email 

For all participants who have attended one of the training sessions for using the GCP2 Tool (one day training course) will be able to access the following resources (password protected)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - the above documents are for delegates who have attended one of the training sessions and not for sharing wider  

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