Neglect is the most common reason why children are placed on a child protection plan, both locally and nationally. SCR Family M (SCR in to 5 siblings) identified that despite long term concerns about neglect and other forms of abuse professionals found it hard to identify and assess the impact of this on the children. One of the children in the family was found to have been sexually abused by Mother’s partner and father of two of the siblings. This case review was the catalyst for ensuring practitioners in Wiltshire had a tool to better understand and assess parenting capacity and capacity to change and its impact on children.

The Graded Care Profile 2(GCP2) is an evidence based practical tool that will be introduced in Wiltshire from January 2019.

The roll out and implementation of GCP2 is a long-term project, with the first phase scheduled to begin in January 2019. The expectation is that this a multi-agency tool; for staff across all agencies working with children and their families to use.

GCP2 helps professionals measure the quality of care being given to a child and as an assessment tool can help professionals spot anything that is putting a child at risk of harm. It also supports the engagement of parents by identifying strengths and needs and helps to target key areas to work on. The tool also helps to understand parent’s capacity to change.

In order to use this tool in your work with families you need to attend one of the training days, dates are listed below.  Please visit the training page for the link to book a place.

You can find more information about the tool at NSPCC GCP2 or by clicking on the following links:


Information Sheet for those attending NSPCC licensed GCP2 training

Download the posters below and slides which you can use to promote and raise awareness of the tool within your agency