Notification of Child Death

A joint Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) has been agreed for the North Yorkshire and York LSCBs.

Professionals who become aware of a child death are encouraged to contact the CDOP Administrator/Manager.

Notification should be made using the online Child Death Notification form which can be access from the link below:

Local Safeguarding Children's Board Contacts

Alison Firby,
CDOP Administrator
Telephone:01609 797167
E Mail:
South Block,
County Hall,
Racecourse Lane,

The information required for notification includes:

  • Childs name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Next of Kin
  • Childs GP
  • School
  • Place of death, time and date
  • Brief details regarding nature of death

Once CDOP staff are sure that relevant agencies are aware of the child's death, the next stage of the process is to ensure that they are involved in the preparation for any local case review meeting to investigate and review the circumstances of the case, any contributory factors, the ongoing support needs of the family, and to contribute to the Child Death Overview Panels' review.

For further information about the processes please visit:

Child Death Review Process

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