Child Death Overview Panel

This report provides an outline of the new Procedures for Responding to Deaths in Childhood to be implemented across Southend, Essex and Thurrock in response to the Children and Social Work Act 2017 and Working Together to Safeguarding Children 2018.

Notification of a child death

Any agency becoming aware of:


a child death occurring in Essex, Thurrock or Southend


a death of a child normally resident in Essex, Thurrock or Southend occurring elsewhere

should make a notification to the SET Child Death Review Manager via their nominated Child Death Review lead.

The notification should be made on the Notification of Child Death form

Contact details

SET Child Death Review Manager: [email protected]

Child Death Review Team (Health) email: [email protected]

Telephone: 01279 357996

The National Child Mortality Database publishes safety notices around the key risks to babies and children. To see their latest updates, visit