Evaluating the Graded Care Profile 2: Comparisons with the Original Tool and Factors Affecting Uptake and Use of the Updated Tool.
Smith, Emma. Johnson, Robyn. Andersson, Tove. Belton, Emma. Hodson, Dawn. Kyriacou, Samantha.
Published: July-August 2019
Child Abuse Review
Vol. 28, No. 4 , p. 299-309
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Previous research on the original Graded Care Profile, widely used in assessments of child neglect, found that it helped practitioners make more objective, evidence‐based decisions where neglect was suspected. However, the tool was also criticised for being too long and not very user‐friendly. Subsequently, the tool was revised, updated and renamed the ‘Graded Care Profile 2’ (GCP2). The NSPCC supported the implementation of this tool in 65 local authorities.; ; This article reports on an evaluation of the GCP2 conducted by the NSPCC, involving surveys and interviews with a range of participants trained to use the tool or involved in its implementation. The evaluation aimed to identify barriers and facilitators to using the tool, and to observe whether changes made to the original tool had helped. (Author abstract)
child neglect; measures; evidence based practice; barriers; use studies