Child Death Overview Panel

Child Death Overview Panel is committed to reviewing every child death in order to identify whether there is any learning to influence better outcomes for children and young people at both local and national level, and to influence action that can be taken to reduce the number of child deaths in the future, as well as improving services to families and carers.

Chapter 5 of Working Together to Safeguard Children 2013 sets out the procedures to be followed when a child dies. There are two interrelated processes for reviewing child deaths (either of which can trigger a serious case review):

  • The Child Death Overview Panel which will review the deaths of all children (under 18 years) in the local safeguarding children board (LSCP) area(s). This panel is made up from representatives from key local organisations,
  • The Rapid Response process, (RRP) is a group of key professionals who come together for the purpose of enquiring into, and evaluating, the unexpected death of a child. Professionals involved in this process provide initial support to the family and help to inform the subsequent CDOP review process.

This panel is made up from representatives from key local organisations:

  • Police
  • Public Health
  • Coroner’s Office
  • Martin House Children’s Hospice
  • NHS Leeds
  • Leeds Community Healthcare
  • Leeds Partnerships Foundation Trust
  • Leeds Teaching Hospital Trust
  • Children & Young People Social Care
  • Probation Service
  • Youth Offending Service
  • Early Years/ Youth Services

Click the following link to view the CDOP Annual Report 2017-2018

To notify us of a child death call: 0113 3786008