The North of Tyne Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) was established in 2008 in accordance with the Children Act 2004 and statutory guidance Working Together to Safeguard Children 2006/10. It is a collaboration between North Tyneside, Newcastle and Northumberland Local Safeguarding Children Boards and is responsible for reviewing all child deaths up to 18 years old to determine whether any of them are preventable. The Panel is committed to learning from every such preventable death in order to influence action that can be taken to reduce the number of child deaths in the future, as well as improving services to families and carers.

Documents relating to CDOP

CDOP Professionals Leaflet

Information for professionals -  please see below the review we have to do when a child dies - 


CDOP Families and Carers Leaflet

There are no words to describe how difficult the death of a child is for any family. This leaflet explains why health and social care professionals are required to carry out a review of the circumstances which led to the death. It also explains about the support there is for families and carers who face the death of a child.


North of Tyne Procedure for the Child Death Review Process

This procedure sets out the processes to be followed when a child dies, whether from natural, unnatural, known or unknown causes, at home, in hospital or in the community, expected, unexpected and neonatal.



Child Death Overview Panel Annual Report


A copy of the latest CDOP annual report for 2018-19 can be found here.

CDOP Annual Report 18.19 final