Child Death Overview Panel

The death of all children under the age of 18 must be reviewed by a Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) on behalf of the relevant Local Safeguarding Children Board. The CDOP in this area covers Stockport, Tameside and Trafford  and is known as the STT (Stockport, Tameside and Trafford) CDOP.

The Panel is not given any names and the details are dealt with anonymously, with the main purpose being to identify lessons to try and prevent future child deaths.

More information on the CDOP process can be found in statutory guidance, Working Together to Safeguard Children (2018) Chapter 5.

The Panel has collated information relating to local bereavement services where families can be referred for support following the death of a child.