Trafford Safeguarding Children Board

"The work of the TSCB is progressed through its Committees. The Chairs Committee is made up of all the Committees chairs and led by the Independent Chair of the TSCB, whose aim is to drive and deliver the work of the TSCB."

Each death of a child is a tragedy, families should be treated with sensitivity, discretion and respect at all times, and professionals should approach their enquiries with an open mind.

Stockport, Tameside and Trafford LSCBs agreed to form a tri-partite panel for the purpose of reviewing the deaths of children resident in these three areas. The Panel will have a core membership comprising representatives from the relevant disciplines across the three local authority areas (that is, there is not a representative from each discipline from each authority).

The Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) is responsible for reviewing information from a range of sources, including those who were involved in the care of the child, both before and immediately after the child’s death, with a view to identifying:

  • matters of concern affecting the safety and welfare of children in the tri partite area, including any case where the panel are of the view that a serious case review may have been appropriate. Where such a case is referred back the relevant LSCB chair will be the final arbiter.
  • general public health or safety concerns arising from the deaths of children.


The purpose of the CDOP is to: