Child Death Overview Panel

The Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) meets to review the deaths of all children, excluding those who are stillborn or those who die as a result of a planned termination, from birth up to age 18 years normally resident in Hounslow.

The Child Death Overview Panel was established in April 2008 and is a subgroup of the HSCB. The government requires each HSCB to establish a Child Death Overview Panel to carry out a review of all child deaths in their area, following the processes set out in Working Together to Safeguard Children (2015).

The CDOP collects core information relating to each child’s death and receives reports from other reviews of child deaths, including individual reviews of Sudden Untoward Incidents, hospital reviews of perinatal deaths and Serious Case Reviews.

The CDOP reviews annually the numbers and patterns of deaths in Hounslow and the HSCB and its constituent agencies with an annual report including any recommendations for future practice and reducing the number of preventable deaths.