Notifying CDOP

A joint Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) has been agreed for the North Yorkshire and York LSCBs

Professionals who become aware of a child death are encouraged to contact the CDOP Coordinator.

Notification should be made as below:

Local Safeguarding Children's Board

CDOP Coordinator
Telephone: 01609 797167
Fax: 01609 797141
E Mail: cdop@northyorks.gov.uk
South Block,
County Hall,
Racecourse Lane,
Northallerton,
DL7 8AE

CDOP Coordinator (Out of hours) c/o Emergency Duty Team
Telephone: 01609 780780
Fax: 01904 760196


The information required at the time of notification is contained in the Notification of Child Death Form and includes:

  • Childs name
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Next of Kin
  • Childs GP
  • School
  • Place of death, time and date
  • Brief details regarding nature of death
The information required at the time of notification is contained in the Notification of Child Death Form.

Once CDOP staff are sure that relevant agencies are aware of the child's death, the next stage of the process is to ensure that they are involved in the preparation for any local case review meeting to investigate and review the circumstances of the case, any contributory factors and the ongoing support needs of the family, and to contribute to the Child Death Overview Panels' review.