Child Death Notifications

Statutory requirements when a child dies in England, including advice and bereavement support.

When a child dies in England, there is a statutory requirement for all schools to notify the Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP), as stipulated in Children Act 2004 and Working Together to Safeguard Children 2018.

This process should occur as a matter of urgency as soon as the death is known about and Form A be submitted directly online. 

A child is anyone aged under 18 years.

Useful links and documents

If you need further information, please contact the CDOP team.

Telephone: 020 8496 3691

Last update: Wednesday 1st of July 2020 01:23:09 PM