Child Death Review (CDR) System Overview
The local arrangements for implementing the Child Death Review (CDR) System have been agreed across Barking & Dagenham, Havering and Redbridge (BHR) and are published below. Each child death is reviewed independently, whether the death takes place naturally, accidentally or in concerning circumstances at a Child Death Review Meeting (CDRM). Deaths are responded to at a multi-agency Joint Agency Review (JAR) meeting within 72 hours. The Tri-borough CDOP (Child Death Overview Panel) then oversees the review into all regional child deaths, aggregating local and national learning and themes, sharing this back with the LSCPs. This is overseen by NEL CCG. Most reviews are undertaken within 6-12 months.
For further information, please contact the CDOP Manager, Jeanette Ford, via 020 3182 3515 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .
Notification of a Child Death
The notification of a child death should be undertaken via completion of Form A on the eCDOP System within 24 hours using the link below:
The Child Death Helpline is available for bereaved parents and carers. It is staffed by people that have experienced the death of a child.
There is local bereavement support available for families and staff involved at such a difficult time. Key local themes as a Tri-borough are safe sleeping, serious youth violence and substance use.
Find further information here:
Guidance on Child Death Reviews for parents
Child Death Reviews Data 2021
Safe Sleeping advice
ROSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents)
ROSPA Keeping kids safe campaign for 0-4s
CAPT (Child Accident Prevention Trust)
Button Battery Safety
Looking after a baby or child when you have epilepsy
When a Child dies – A guide for parents and carers