Child Death Overview Panel
CDOP undertakes a review of all deaths of children who are resident within Leicester. More details regarding the core purpose and key functions and can be found in the CDOP Procedures.
The Child Death Overview Panel meets regularly to complete a multi-agency evaluation of all child deaths in the area. The Child Death Review manager and panel, on behalf of the LSCB, oversees notification of deaths and reports any areas of concern to the LSCB and where appropriate undertakes in-depth assessment of specific cases. CDOP aims to identify local lessons and issues of concern, and where appropriate to advocate the need for changes in policy, practices and public awareness. The aim is to promote child health and safety and help prevent child deaths.
Information on local child death review processes can be found in Chapter 4 of the LSCB procedures.
The CDOP office based at Beaumont Leys Health Centre needs to be informed of all child deaths (expected and unexpected) in the Leicester City LSCB area regardless of whether the child is resident in the area. Notification can be received from any professional or agency single point of contact (SPOC) who becomes aware that a child has died.
Secure Haven Fax: 0116 2958712
Telephone: 0116 2958715
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm (excluding bank holidays)
Further Guidance on notifying the panel of child deaths can be found in the relevant section of the LSCB CDOP Procedures.
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