Child Death Overview Panel

Overview

Child Death Overview Panels have a responsibility to review all child deaths (from birth up until 18th birthday and excluding stillborn babies and planned legal terminations) normally resident in their area, as described in Chapter 5 of Working Together 2018.

Hampshire CDOP has representatives from Public Health, NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, Paediatric Departments, Hampshire Constabulary, Children’s Services, Education, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Midwifery Services, School Nursing and Health Visiting providers. Other professionals may be invited to give specialist advice when required.

The HSCB Partnership Support Team collects and reviews information about each child death. Each death is discussed anonymously at bi-monthly CDOP meetings with a view to identifying:

  • Any case giving rise to the need for a review mentioned in Regulation 5 (1) (e) of the Local Safeguarding Children Board Regulations 2006
  • Any matters of concern affecting the safety and welfare of children in the area of the authority
  • Any wider public health or safety concerns arising from a particular death or from a pattern in that area

CDOP produce an annual report detailing any recommendations and lessons learnt during the previous year. The annual report is a public document and; therefore, it does not contain information that could identify an individual child or his/her family.

Professionals

Hampshire CDOP has representatives from Public Health, NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups, Paediatric Departments, Hampshire Constabulary, Children’s Services, Education, Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS), Midwifery Services, School Nursing and Health Visiting providers. Other professionals may be invited to give specialist advice when required.

The HSCB Partnership Support Team collects and reviews information about each child death. Each death is discussed anonymously at bi-monthly CDOP meetings with a view to identifying:

  • Any case giving rise to the need for a review mentioned in Regulation 5 (1) (e) of the Local Safeguarding Children Board Regulations 2006
  • Any matters of concern affecting the safety and welfare of children in the area of the authority
  • Any wider public health or safety concerns arising from a particular death or from a pattern in that area

CDOP produce an annual report detailing any recommendations and lessons learnt during the previous year. The annual report is a public document and; therefore, it does not contain information that could identify an individual child or his/her family.

Your responsibilities as a parent

The death of any child is a tragedy. If you are looking to find further support and information, there are a number of organisations that can provide support for bereaved parents, siblings and other family members:

Contacts

HSCB Partnership Support Team

Secure email: HCC.4LSCBCDOP@nhs.net

Tel: 01962 876336

HSCB Partnership Support Team
CDOP
Falcon House
Monarch Way
Winchester
SO22 5PL