One of the key priorities for Knowsley Safeguarding Children Board is to assist all who work with children and families in assessing child neglect.


The original GCP was launched in Knowsley in 2015; the NSPCC Graded Care Profile 2 retains the core concepts, design and structure of the original GCP but adds value in relation to new, more accessible language. The GCP2 is a practical tool which supports practitioners in measuring the quality of care delivered to an individual child from carers over a short window of time and is designed to give a representative overview of the current level of care. The aim of this tool is to assist staff in undertaking a comprehensive and evidence based assessment of families when neglect is known or suspected. For more information click HERE

Details of the implementation and the forthcoming phase one of the training programme will be cascaded to service managers of all relevant agencies.