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Child Death Overview Panel

To review all childhood deaths which occur within London Borough of Newham. This review will vary in depth dependant on the type on any issues identified at the time of death.

To collect and analyse every child death in Newham with a view to identify:

  • any case giving rise to a SCR
  • any matters of concern affecting the safety and welfare of children in Newham
  • any wider public health or safety concerns arising from a particular death or from a pattern of deaths in Newham

The outcomes of the Child Death Review are:

  • improved understanding of patterns of childhood death
  • improved identification of factors that may prevent childhood deaths
  • improved identification of actions that might be taken to prevent childhood deaths
  • improved inter-agency working to prevent childhood deaths

The overview panel will be responsible for preparing an annual report for the Local Safeguarding Board


» WELC CDOP Terms of Reference

» WELC CDR System Procedures Doc

» Flow Chart CDOP referral process

» CDOP Annual Report 2012-13
» CDOP Newsletter for NSCP Newham March 2015
» Bereavement Toolkit for Professionals March 2015

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