If you are worried about a child or family, contact -

Early Help and Safeguarding Hub:
Tel: 01482 448 879

Request for additional support (no safeguarding concerns):

Emergency Duty Team:
Tel: 01482 300 304

Child in immediate danger:
Tel - 999

Police non-emergency:
Tel - 101

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Statutory and operational requirements are set out in the statutory guidance and clarify how individual professionals and organisations across all sectors involved in the child death review should contribute to reviews.

Visit the GOV.UK website to access the statutory and operational guidance document (link opens in a new window)

Visit the GOV.UK website to access new reporting forms and the National Child Mortality Database (link opens in a new window)

The guidance sets out the process in order to -

  • improve the experience of bereaved families, and professionals involved in caring for children
  • ensure that information from the child death review process is systematically captured in every case to enable learning to prevent future deaths

Arrangements for the reviews in Hull are currently being considered with Child Death Review Partners and these will be published once agreed.

Guidance for the bereaved

NHS England has issued‘When a child dies: a guide for parents and carers’, setting out the steps that follow the death of a child when new local arrangements have been agreed and published.

Visit the GOV.UK website to access the guidance (link opens in a new window)


Child death reviews

Notify us of a child death

The death of any child is a tragedy and it is vital that all child deaths are carefully reviewed. This is so we can learn as much as possible from them, to try to prevent future deaths, and to support families. We are required to review the deaths of all children up to 18 years old in Hull.

You can notify us about a child death in the Hull area by calling us on 01482 379 090. Alternatively, you can download and complete the form below -


Child death review process

Chapter 5 of Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018, outlined changes to the child death review process. The government produced a more comprehensive Child Death Review Statutory and Operational Guidance in October 2018 and set out key features of what a good Child Death Review process should look like and the statutory requirements that must be followed.

Hull CDOP 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. The CDOP also influence actions that can be taken to reduce the number of child deaths in the future, as well as improving services to families and carers. You can find our full arrangements for reviewing child deaths here:

Child death overview panel annual reports

Information about child deaths notified to the LSCB and reviewed by the Child Death Overview Panel, including recommendations made by the Panel about future actions to prevent child deaths and suggestions to promote child health, safety and wellbeing.

PDF Icon CDOP Annual Report 2017/18
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Previous years' data has been included in the Local Safeguarding Children Board annual report.

Access the annual reports


Local and National news articles, research, guidance and reports

Quarterly bulletins with information of interest/relevance to professionals involved in the child death review process.  Includes learning from research and other area’s reviews.

PDF Icon CDOP bulletin - March 2019
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PDF Icon CDOP bulletin - December 2018
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PDF Icon CDOP bulletin - February 2018
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PDF Icon CDOP Bulletin - March 2018
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PDF Icon CDOP Bulletin - July 2018
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PDF Icon CDOP bulletin - October 2018
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