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
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
8 Mint Walk
Direct Telephone:0208 604 7392 Internal Ext:47392
CDOP Annual Report 2018-19
CSCB Bereavement Leaflet 2017
Lullaby Trust - Bereavement Guidance For Parents