Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP)

Child Death Review Process

What is the Child Death Review Process (CDR)?

The death of all children under the age of 18 must be reviewed through a Child Death Review Process, usually within the hospital where the child died as part of the LA/CCG Commissioned CDR Process.  The CDR meetings consist of professionals who have had direct involvement in a child’s care to discuss the circumstances leading up to and surround their death.  This information is then forwarded to a multi-professional  Child Death Overview Panel in the area where the child would reside for anonymous discussion to try to identify if a death was modifiable and to quality assure the information presented.  The main purpose of both meetings is to learn how to prevent future deaths.

Who attends the Child Death Review meetings?

The meeting is Chaired by the Designated Doctor for Child Death and the meeting is made up of professionals who have had direct involvement in the care of a child as well as core membership from:

  • SUDIC Paediatrician
  • Palliative Care
  • 0-19 Services
  • Emergency Department
  • Safeguarding
  • Other professionals will be invited to give specialist advice where needed

Who is on the Child Death Overview Panel?

The panel is Chaired by the Head of Public Health and has representation from:

  • Designated Doctor for Child Death
  • SUDIC Paediatrician
  • Child Health and Social Care Services
  • Police
  • Safeguarding
  • Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Education

Other members will be co-opted on case by case basis when necessary.

The Panel will make recommendations that are forwarded to the Health and Wellbeing Board who have the responsibility to take them forward. 

CDOP Annual Report 2015-16 CDOP Annual Report 2016-17 CDOP Annual Report 2017-18

Notification Of A Child Death -Form A

Any professional that is aware of a child death is required to notify the death through to the Child Death Review Office via completion of  the notification of a child death form This  form can be downloaded and should be completed with as much information as is known. The completed form should then be sent to the Child Death Review Office via secure email bth.cdopbradford@nhs.net. Please ensure all transfer of information is sent securely.

Agency Report Form – Form B

Form B Agency Report Form should be completed by any professional who has had contact with a child during their life. Form B should be completed with as much information as possible that is known to the professional/agency completing the form. Completed Form B’s should be returned securely to bth.cdopbradford@nhs.net

Please ensure all transfer of information is sent securely.

Information For Parents and Carers

CDOP - A Guide for Parents and Carers

CDOP NEWSLETTER

The CDOP newsletter is produced quarterly and is circulated to all agencies to allow current themes and trends in child deaths to be highlighted. March 2018 June 2017 December 2016 September 2016