Report a child death

Child death reviews guidance

Any agency or professional should make a notification of a child death if: 

  • a child death has occurred in Croydon 
  • a death of a child, normally resident in Croydon, occurred elsewhere 

Complete the online eCDOP form to notify a child death has occurred. 

What happens next 

Following notification of the death of a child, a coordinator will establish which agencies and professionals have been involved with the child or family, either prior to or at the time of death, by contacting the lead professionals in each agency. 

The agency form will then be sent to the lead professional from each agency and to any professionals known to have been involved for completion as soon as possible. 

What professionals need to complete 

Professionals receiving a reporting form for completion should retrieve the agency’s case records for the child or other family members and complete on the form any information known to them or their organisation. If information is not known, please note this on the form, rather than leaving it blank. 

Supporting guides 

Please read the following useful guides: 

For further detailed information about child death reviews read the child death review statutory and operational guidance

Croydon SPOC for Child Deaths contact details 


Telephone: 020 8604 7392 

Internal telephone line: 47392 

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