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:
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)