Bradford Safeguarding Children
is a Child Death Overview Panel?
The death of all children under the age of 18 must be
reviewed by a Child Death Overview Panel on behalf of the
Local Safeguarding Children Board. The Child Death Overview
Panels are groups of professionals who meet several times a
year to review all the child deaths in their area. The Panel
is not given the names of any children who died; all the
details are dealt with anonymously. The main purpose is to
learn how to prevent future deaths.
The Panels make recommendations and report on the lessons
learned to the Local Safeguarding Children Board. The Board
produces an annual report which is a public document. Anyone
can read the report, but it contains no details that could
identify an individual child or their family.
Who is on the Panel?
The Panel has representatives from:
professionals may be invited to give specialist advice where
Local Safeguarding Children Board
The Board makes sure any recommendations made by the Panel
are sent to those with responsibility for taking them
forward. In a small number of child deaths, the Board may
decide it is necessary to conduct a more detailed
investigation called a Serious Case Review.
CDOP Annual Report 2014/15
This report details the work of the Panel during 2014/15.
Having been established for seven years the Bradford CDOP is
able to identify emerging trends and themes in the data
which enables CDOP to make more meaningful recommendations -
CDOP Annual Report - 2014/15
Protocol for the Death of a Child under 18 years of age
(Bradford and Airedale Hospitals) Sudden Unexpected Deaths
in Childhood (SUDIC) -
here to download (Word Document)
The Child Death
Review: A guide for parents and carers -
click here to download (PDF Document)
Overview Panel Executive Summary 2008-2010 -
Click here to view
Child Death Alert for Bradford
A small number of deaths in young babies have occurred in
the Bradford area in the past few years where babies and or
toddlers have been left in a bath unattended. There have
also been a number of similar cases around the country.
There are potentially more ‘near misses’ of which we are not
read more here