Local authorities and clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) are the named Child Death Review (CDR) partners. CDR partners must make arrangements for the review of every death of a child normally resident in the local authority area. The purpose of child death reviews is to identify and act on learning at local and national level that could prevent future deaths.
Formal collaboration between regional CDR partners is in place to ensure that child death reviews are undertaken at greater scale. This covers the City of London, Hackney, Newham, Tower Hamlets and Waltham Forest.
How to report the death of a child to CDR partners
Any professional becoming aware of the death of a child occurring in The City of London or Hackney; or the death of a child normally resident either The City of London or Hackney child occurring elsewhere, should make a notification within 48 hours.
Following notification of the death of a child, a Form B will requested from involved agencies. Agency leads should retrieve and secure the case records for the child or other family members and complete on the form any information known to them.
Statistics on child deaths which child death overview panels have reviewed.
The publication of statistics for year ending 31 March 2018 has been postponed. They will be published by NHS Digital as the child death review policy transferred from the Department for Education to the Department of Health and Social Care in July 2018.