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The Graded Care Profile was developed by Dr Srivastava, a consultant paediatrician in South Yorkshire.

Graded Care Profile helps social workers measure the quality of care being given to a child. It is an assessment tool that helps them to spot anything that's putting that child at risk of harm  in order to get them the right help as soon as possible.  Social workers visit families at home to do this assessment. 

Graded Care Profile shows:

  • strengths
  • weaknesses
  • what needs to be changed.

By working out what parents can do better, it's easier for the person working with a family to get them the right support to improve the life of their child.

It's called Graded Care Profile because different aspects of family life are 'graded' on a scale of 1 to 5. Questions are broken down into 4 areas:

  • physical, such as quality of food, clothes and health
  • safety, such as how safe the home is and if the child knows about things like road safety
  • love, such as the relationship between the carer and child
  • esteem, such as if a child is encouraged to learn and if they are praised for doing something good.

Graded Care Profile is designed to be used with families where someone is concerned about the care of a child.


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