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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 area please follow the link below to complete your Notification Form within 24hrs.


Link to complete Notification Form 


On submission of your Notification, our Child Death Review Health Team will be alerted and will be able to view the Form. The Form will also automatically be shared with the National Child Mortality Database (NCMD).


If you have any problems with submitting a notification via the above link please contact:


Janet Levett, Southend, Essex & Thurrock Child Death Review Manager

Child Death Review Team

Tel: 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