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Child Death Reviews

CDR Process

The Child Death Overview Panel is responsible for reviewing the deaths of any children normally resident in Southend, Essex and Thurrock local authority areas, whether from natural, unnatural, known or unknown causes, at home, in hospital or in the community.


The purpose of the review is to:



Notification of a child death

Any agency becoming aware of:

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


To notify us of the death of a child resident in Essex, Southend or Thurrock please use the Notification of Child Death form



Janet Levett, SET Child Death Review Manager -

Child Death Review Team:

Telephone: 01992 566131


Further information on Child Death Reviews can be found here.


Child Death Review Rapid Response Service


Contact details for the Rapid Response Countywide Service