Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2)
Graded Care Profile was created by consultant paediatrician Dr Srivastava. We worked with Dr Srivastava to develop a more user-friendly and comprehensive version of the tool, called Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2).
The tool helps professionals measure the quality of care being given to children, where there are concerns that they might be being neglected. Professionals use GCP2 to ‘grade’ aspects of family life on a scale of 1 to 5. The assessment helps identify the support needed to improve the level of care children receive.
What we learnt
Our evaluation of the original GCP tool found that it helped practitioners:
- focus on the child
- build relationships with families
- improve the recording and reporting of neglect.
However, practitioners also told us that the language used in the tool was inaccessible and not always appropriate for use in a diverse and multicultural society. These findings fed in to the development of GCP2.
(Johnson and Cotmore, 2015)
> Read the evaluation report of Graded Care Profile
We evaluated GCP2 to test its reliability and validity. We asked different practitioners to use GCP2 to assess the same family. Practitioners usually came up with the same results, suggesting that the tool is reliable. We also found that results from practitioners using GCP2 strongly correlated with those using two other assessment tools, suggesting the tool is valid.
(Johnson, Smith and Fisher, 2015)
> Read the evaluation report of Graded Care Profile 2
> See the References and resources tab for a full list of reports about this service
Building on our learning
We are now making GCP2 available to other organisations through our Scale-up Unit.
We have carried out an evaluation of how well the scale-up of GCP2 is working. Practitioners felt that, when the tool was well embedded, it improved their practice and benefitted the families they worked with. Practitioners also identified potential barriers to implementation, which have helped us refine and improve the scale-up process.
(Smith, Johnson and Andersson, 2018)
> Read our full implementation evaluation of Graded Care Profile 2
> Find out more about delivering GCP2 in your area