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Child Death Overview process

We have a responsibility to look into the circumstances when a child dies, as set out in the guidance on working together to safeguard children.

We must arrange for:

  • a rapid response by a group of key professionals who come together for the purpose of enquiring into and evaluating each unexpected death of a child
  • an overview of all child deaths in the LSCP area

Reporting and Managing a Child Death

You can notify us of the death of a child usually resident in Medway, regardless of their location of death. You must complete Form A within 24 hours.

Complete a notification of child death form

If you have any problems with submitting a notification please phone 03000 42 11 26 or email cdop@kent.gov.uk.

Professionals who need to complete a Form B will be contacted directly by MSCP or the NHS Child Death Review Service.