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When a Child Dies


When a Child Dies

Child Death Overview Panel

The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) was established in April 2008. The panel has created local structures and processes to review all deaths of children normally resident in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. It is the final, independent scrutiny of a child’s death by professionals.

All child deaths are recorded on our secure electronic business system called eCDOP. To notify the Child Death Overview Panel of a child death please follow this link:  Https://

Contact CDOP

Child Death Overview Panel Tel: 01785 232724

Child Protection & Exploitation Team, Staffordshire Police Headquarters, Weston Road, Stafford, ST180YY

Guidance for all deaths

The panel provides oversight and assurance of the whole child death review processes in accordance with the National Child Death Review Statutory and Operational Guidance (England) 2018

Support for Family /Carers – ‘When a child dies’

A guide for parents, families, and carers to help understand and navigate the child death review process, When a Child Dies. This booklet is available from the CDOP in printed colour format and is offered to all bereaved families and /or carers.