Croydon Child Death Review – New Arrangements

Working Together 2018 has updated the Child Death Review Statutory and Operational Guidance, new arrangements are in place from September 2019.

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 (CDRM). The joint agency response is the responsibility of the designated doctor for child death reviews. The CDRM will be chaired by a Consultant Paediatrician from Croydon University Hospital.

A Croydon learning group for child deaths will be held quarterly which will focus on local learning from Croydon child deaths.

View – Croydon Child Deaths Planned New Arrangements Sept 2019

CSCP Child Death Process June 2019 vs2


Notification of a child death to the Croydon Safeguarding Children Board

Any agency/professional becoming aware of:

  • A child death that has occurred in Croydon; or
  • A death of a child normally resident Croydon, where the death has occurred elsewhere

should make a notification to the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) / Child Death Review Coordinator

Lauren East

CDOPCroydon@croydon.gov.uk

Telephone - 0208 604 7392

Notification should be made on Notification Form– Notification of Child Death.

The Notification Form should be submitted to: https://www.ecdop.co.uk/croydon/live/public

Following notification of the death of a child, the coordinator will establish which agencies and professionals have been involved with the child or family either prior to or at the time of death by contacting the lead professionals in each agency.

The Agency Reporting form  will then be sent by the SPOC via eCDOP to the lead professional (or professional involved) from each agency and to any professionals known to have been involved for completion as soon as possible

The Agency Form B  will then be sent by the CDOP Co-ordinator to the lead professional (or professional involved) from each agency and to any professionals known to have been involved for completion as soon as possible.

Professionals receiving a Form B for completion should retrieve the agency’s case records for the child or other family members and complete on the form any information known to them or their organisation. If information is not known, please note this on the form, rather than leaving it blank.  

 

The Croydon CDOP is based at:

Bernard Weatherill House

4th Floor

8 Mint Walk
Croydon
CR0 1EA

Direct Telephone:0208 604 7392     Internal Ext:47392

Email: CDOPCroydon@croydon.gov.uk

 

Related Information:

CDOP Annual Report 2018-19

CSCB Bereavement Leaflet 2017

Lullaby Trust  - Bereavement Guidance For Parents

 

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