NEL Child Death Process

The death of a child is a tragedy and it is vital that every Child Death is carefully reviewed.

This is so that we may learn as much as possible from them, in order to better support families and to try to prevent future deaths.The LSCB are responsible for ensuring these reviews are undertaken by the Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) for each child death in our area. 

Please see the CDOP Process For Families – Leaflet From Lullaby Trust which is a guide for Parents and Carers which explains the Child Death Review process. 

National Data Collection for Child Deaths

SAFE SLEEP ARRANGEMENTS

 

Learning from Child Deaths incudes making sure babies and children are provided with safe sleeping arrangements.

Joint Safe Sleep Protocol

PROFESSIONALS

Lullaby Trust Safe Sleeping Guidance

Promoting Safe Baby Care

FAMILIES AND CARERS

Please see the below fact sheets from The Lullaby Trust

Please note these factsheets are designed to support key advice and do not go into detail about the research behind the advice. Lullaby Trust's Evidence Base goes into detail about the research into SIDS that has informed their advice.

Room Sharing

Bed Sharing

SIDS and Smoking

Back to Sleep

Breast Feeding

Mattresses and Bedding

Using a Dummy

Room Temperature

A Clear Cot is a Safer Cot

Premature Babies

NHS CHOICES - SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME                                                       

NHS Choices - SIDS

SANDS - STILLBIRTH & NEONATAL DEATH CHARITY 

Sands supports anyone who has been affected by the death of a baby before, during or shortly after birth.  We offer emotional support and information for parents, grandparents, siblings, children, families and friends, health professionals and others.

Please click here to visit Website

Contact: 020 7436 5881

Email: helpline@uk-sands.org

NEL LSCB CHILD DEATH OVERVIEW PANEL REPORT

Child Death Overview Panel Practitioner Report

Child Death Public Report 2010-2016

Publications on Safer Sleeping can be sought from the Lullaby Trust including posters, leaflets and other activities -  Please click for more information

If you would like the opportunity to talk freely, for as long as required, with a sympathetic and understanding listener please call our Helpline:

Lullaby Trust Bereavement Helpline 0808 802 6868

Email support@lullabytrust.org.uk

(answered by trained befrienders, all with personal experience of bereavement)

Calls to the Helpline are free from all landlines and most mobile phone networks. The Helpline is open:

Monday - Friday 10:00am - 5:00pm

Weekends & Public Holidays 6:00pm - 10:00pm