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CDOP Information and forms

Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP)   

What is a Child Death Overview Panel?

Child Death Overview Panels (CDOPs) are responsible for reviewing information on all child deaths, and are accountable to the LSCB chairs. The LSCB has responsibility for reviewing the deaths of all children resident in its geographical area and the establishing of a Child Death Overview Panel.

The functions of the CDOP:

  • collating and analysing information about each death with a view to identifying any case that requires a serious case review; any matters of concern affecting the safety and welfare of children in the area and any wider public health or safety concerns arising from a particular death or patterns of deaths: and
  • putting in place procedures for ensuring that there is a co-ordinated response by the authority, its LSCB partners and other persons to an unexpected death.

 

CDOP Contact Details: 

Karis Venables - CDOP Manager

Email: Bedfordshire-cdopmanager@nhs.uk

Telephone: 01525 864430 ext: 5878

Mobile: 07775 817371

Working days are Monday, Wednesday and Friday

 

CDOP procedures and all relevant documents are listed below, to see the document please click on the title of the document you wish to see.

CDOP Processes & Procedures - Processes and Procedures

CDOP - Terms of Reference - Terms of Reference

 

Notification forms

Notification form (Form A) for all child deaths to CDOP Manager - Form A

Child Death Overview Panel Data Collection Set (Form B) - Form B

Death of a child with a life long condition (Form B3) - Form B3

Sudden unexpected death in infancy (Form B4) - Form B4

Road Traffic Accident/collision (Form B5) - Form B5

Drowning (Form B6) - Form B6

Fire & Burns (Form B7) - Form B7

Poisoning (Form B8) - Form B8

Other nonintentional injury/accident/trauma (Form B9) - Form B9

Substance Misuse (Form B10) - Form B10

Apparent homicide (Form B11) - Form B11

Apparent suicide (Form B12) - Form B12

 

CDOP Training

A CDOP training session for Bedfordshire colleagues will be held on 27th February 2017 at Wrest Park. This is available for Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire colleagues

Aim of Session:

Increase knowledge and awareness of the Child Death Overview Process and your role when a child known to you dies

Learning Outcomes

• Describe the purpose of the CDOP

• Outline your role in response to unexpected deaths>

• Have an understanding of emerging themes

• How these emerging themes will be integrated into your practice

 

To book a place please contact:

Karis Venables

CDOP Manager

01525 864430 ext 5878

Bedfordshire-cdopmanager@nhs.net

CDOP Newsletters

Click on the newsletter below to see the full document

December 2015

January 2015

 

CDOP Annual reports

Click here to for the annual reports

 

News

Ofsted Inspection

The Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Board (BBSCB) is judged to be 'Good' in a report published today by Ofsted. For more details of the report and a statement by Jenny Myers, Independent Chair of BBSCB can be found here 

 

Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

‘The More You Know, The More You See’ – Child Sexual Exploitation Conference

Date: Thursday 28th September 2017

Venue: The Rufus Centre, Flitwick

Time: 9:30 – 4:30 (Registration 9:00 – 9:30)

For more details please click here