Support and Information

The Board makes sure any recommendations made by the Panel are sent to those with responsibility for taking them forward. In a small number of child deaths, the Board may decide it is necessary to conduct a more detailed investigation called a Serious Case Review.

Other professionals

The glossary includes descriptions of some of the key professionals who may be involved in the child death review process. A number of others may also be involved, including:

  • Accident and emergency staff
  • Ambulance staff
  • General practitioner (GP)
  • Health visitor
  • Hospice staff
  • Local authority representatives
  • Midwife
  • School nurse
  • Social worker
  • Teacher.

All these professionals know your child in different ways and are able to offer different information to build the fullest picture possible of the circumstances leading to, and at the time of, your child’s death.

Bereavement Support

There are various agencies and national organisations that can also offer support and advice in specific areas:

Information for Professionals:

The four LSCBs across the Pan Cheshire area have joined together to form a Pan Cheshire Child Death Overview Panel. The panel has an independent chair, Hayley Frame and is administered by Cheshire East LSCB on behalf of all four Pan Cheshire LSCBs.

The Pan Cheshire CDOP is responsible for the review of all deaths of children and young people from 0-18 years of age expected or unexpected, this includes perinatal and neonatal deaths (ie, any infant who was registered as a live birth) and would normally reside within the LA area. Reviews of deaths below 22 weeks gestation or following a planned termination under the abortion Act 1967 will not be carried.

The deaths of all babies / children under 18 years resident in Warrington, regardless of where the death took place, should be notified. Deaths of children not normally resident in the Warrington area and who die here should also be notified; this information will be passed onto the relevant CDOP who will then coordinate the information.

Additional information, protocols and forms can be accessed via the below link to the Cheshire East LSCB website

Research Report – Suicide of Children & Young People in England

Bereavement, bullying, exams and physical health conditions such as acne and asthma are some of the experiences linked to suicide in children and young people according to a new report by The University of Manchester’s National Confidential Inquiry into Suicide and Homicide by People with Mental Illness (NCISH).

The full report and a infographic are available to download from the links below: