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

Early Help and Safeguarding Hub:
Tel: 01482 448 879

Emergency Duty Team:
Tel: 01482 300 304

Child in immediate danger:
Tel - 999

Police non-emergency:
Tel - 101

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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 -


Responding to an unexpected child death - New training dates for 2018, below -

Child death review process

The child death review process is explained in Chapter 5 (page 81) of government guidance ‘Working Together to Safeguard Children’, available to download below -

Forms for professionals

Forms to help child death overview panels (CPODs) assess the causes of a child's death as part of the child death review process.

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

Access the GOV.UK - Working together to safeguard children guidance (link opens in a new window)


Child death overview panel annual reports

Information about the total number of child deaths reviewed, recommendations made by the Panel about future actions to prevent child deaths and suggestions to promote child health, safety and wellbeing are 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.

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