Child Neglect is a complex and challenging area of work for safeguarding practitioners. Research and learning from Serious Case Reviews tell us that neglect is multi-faceted and requires a robust multi-agency response in order that we tackle it effectively.
On this page you’ll find resources and tools which support effective practice in safeguarding.
Tools for assessing neglect
The Graded Care Profile (GCP) equips professionals to work with families in identifying the presence and nature of neglect within a family. The GCP is designed to be used by any professional in any agency working with a family where there is a concern about the care of the children. It is relevant to Health Professionals, Early Help, Education, Think Family and Children Social Care.
Instead of giving a diagnosis of neglect, it defines the care showing both strengths and weaknesses.