Graded Care Profile 2 (GCP2)

Date & Time:

Thursday 27 July 2023 (09:30 - 16:30)


Conference Room 1, Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology, Zoological Dr, Dudley


Neglect remains the most common form of child maltreatment in England.  Local data also identifies Neglect is an issue in Dudley. 

As part of this focus, Dudley Safeguarding People Partnership has adopted the GCP2 assessment and is offering a one-day training programme to enable practitioners to use effectively use the tool. The GCP2 is a practical tool which supports practitioners in measuring the quality of care delivered to an individual child from an individual carer or carers over a short window of time, and is designed to give a representative overview of the current level of care. The grades are based on observations and good quality evidence gathered during this window.


All practitioners using the GCP2 must have attended and passed this licensed training programme. There is an assessment incorporated into this training which must be passed for delegates to become licensed practitioners. Should you require any additional support e.g. extra time for the assessment, please inform the trainer on arrival or update your information in Your Account on the system.

Should the required level not be met for the assessment, you will be required to attend the course again.

DSPP is working towards making GCP2 training mandatory, so please prioritise this.


Learning Outcomes:

By the end of the session, delegates will

  • Understand what neglect is, its impact and why it’s difficult to assess

  • Understand how GCP2 will help in neglect assessment and case management

  • Be able to use the GCP2 tool and understand its theoretical underpinning

  • Analyse a completed assessment

  • Undertake GCP2 assessments for Dudley

More information:

For more information about GCP2, please see this accompanying video from NSPCC

This is a Level 2 (Safeguarding Professionals) course.


Please note: DSPP training is free of charge for all statutory agencies, voluntary organisations and registered childminders that work in Dudley.  If you are booking for an organisation that is outside the Dudley borough or private enterprises and profit-making organisations charges for courses will apply as per our terms and conditions.

If in doubt, please contact the Learning Zone via the email at the bottom of this page.


Booking has now closed for this event.

Further Information:



Sophie Gilbert

Venue Details:

Conference Room 1, Black Country & Marches Institute of Technology, Zoological Dr, Dudley

(01384 363700)