Child Deaths

The death of a child is always tragic. Talking and thinking about a child's death is a sensitive and painful subject which is particularly upsetting for parents, families and carers.

Government guidance  requires that the death of every child (up to the age of 18 years) in the area is reviewed. This reflects the need to learn any lessons that may help other children and families in the future. The  Child Death Overview Panel and process covers the York and North Yorkshire area. The Panel is made up of the representatives of all key agencies.

Below are some useful links in relation to the Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) process:


One minute guides to CDOP:

One minute guide for professionals

One minute guide Rapid Response