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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 


If you have any problems with submitting a notification via the above link please contact us at or by telephone on 01279 357996.


Please remember that you must also inform Child Health at


Further information on Child Death Reviews can be found here.


Child Death Review Team (Health)


The Child Death Review Team (Health) can be contacted on 01279 357996 or by email at