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The Child Death Overview Panel publishes first annual public report

by | 21st February 2024 | News

The Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) for the Southwest Pensinsula have published their first annual public report, covering the period from April 2022 – March 2023.

The Child Death Review Process applies to all infants, children and young people under the age of 18 years. The purpose of the process is to try to ascertain why children die and put in place interventions to protect other children and prevent future deaths wherever possible.

The CDOP Service and Joint Agency Response Manager, said: “Every person involved in Child Death Review is acutely aware that the learning gained from this process is a gift, a gift entrusted to us by the families who have endured the worst loss.

“We therefore have a responsibility to share that learning with those who can influence change and improve the public health messages received by families. Sharing the learning ensures that the voice of those children is still being heard and continue to help prevent future child deaths.”

The team wish to thank everyone that has contributed to this year’s report, with particular thanks to the Panel Members whose hard work makes it possible for the CDOP to fulfil its functions.

Click here to view the report.