Child death

CDOP is changing

16 partners from CCGs and LAs covering Brent, Ealing, Hammersmith & Fulham, Harrow, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster are creating the new North West London Child Death Review (NWL CDR) service to deliver the new Child Death Review statutory requirements which they now hold. Following consultation a new CDR team is being set up to operate across NWL, on a phased basis, from the end of September 2019.

Please note: existing local CDOP arrangements will continue as now until the new NWL CDR Team is in place. Please continue to notify any child death through eCDOP to your local contacts, below, until further notice.

For further information about the upcoming NWL CDR  approach see the Statement of Transition.

Child Death Overview Panel (pre October 2019)

From the 1st April 2008, LSCB’s have statutory responsibility to review all deaths of children (0 days – 18 years old) who were normally resident in the LSCB area.

Child Death Notification


The rapid response procedure applies when a child dies unexpectedly (excluding babies who are stillborn), or where there is a lack of clarity about whether a death of a child is unexpected.

Rapid Responses – revised July 2015

What to do if you are worried about a child. To discuss concerns or make a referral: