Croydon Child Death Review Planned New Arrangements
Working Together 2018 has updated the Child Death Review Statutory and Operational Guidance, new arrangements are in place from September 2019 and will replace the current Croydon CDOP, which are in place until that time.
Planned new arrangements – under the new guidance, Croydon is part of the South West London Child Death Overview Panel (SWL CDOP), along with neighbouring Boroughs Sutton, Merton, Wandsworth, Richmond and Kingston. All children who are residents of Croydon when they die will have their deaths reviewed at the SWL CDOP. Prior to this they will have a joint agency response if the criteria is met, followed by a child death review meeting. The joint agency response is the responsibility of the designated doctor for child death reviews, who will also chair the subsequent Child Death Review Meeting.
(Current arrangements are in place until these new arrangements come into effect, current arrangements can be seen here)