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Child Death Overview Panel

The Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) is currently a sub-committee of the Haringey Safeguarding Children Partnership (HSCP). The CDOP is chaired by the Assistant Director of Public Health and members include representatives from the police, the Haringey Clinical Commissioning Group, Haringey Council’s Children’s Services, the HSCP, North Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust and Whittington Health NHS Trust. The group meets four times a year and reports to the HSCP. The purpose of the panel is to review all child deaths, collect and analyse information about the deaths of all children resident in Haringey and report the learning to relevant agencies and the HSCP.

The current Haringey CDOP process is as follows:

  • When a child dies from natural causes and the death is expected decisions and notifications take place, information is gathered, and the death is reviewed by the CDOP
  • If the death is from un-natural causes and is not expected then a rapid response meeting is held, decisions and notifications take place, information is gathered, and the death is reviewed by the CDOP. The death may be referred to the serious case review sub-group for consideration

In September 2019 a new child death overview process will be implemented and the detail for this new process can be found on the The Haringey Safeguarding Children Partnership page.

Haringey eCDOP

Haringey along with other London boroughs is now using the electronic eCDOP system for the notification of child deaths and the sharing of information. This system also allows for cases to be reviewed at meetings and the CDOP.

When a child dies in Haringey the death should be notified immediately using this form (external link), which will enable the relevant attending professional to complete and submit the Form A death notification online.

Requests for information in relation to the death will also be made online using this system and the information will then be collated automatically and submitted to the Haringey CDOP for review.

Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for Child Deaths in Haringey

If you have any initial queries in connection with the child death review process or eCDOP please contact the single points of contact:


Karen Miller, Head of Safeguarding 

Whittington Health

Mobile 07970 269539

Email: karen.miller10@nhs.net

Email: whh-tr.haringeycdop@nhs.net

Christina Keating, NCL Child Death Overview Panel Designated Lead Nurse

North Central London ICB

(Barnet, Camden, Enfield, Haringey & Islington)

Email: christinakeating@nhs.net

Mobile: 07920869023

Please also inform the Designated Doctors for Child Death:

Professor Carly Fertleman

Email: c.fertleman@nhs.net

Whittington Health NHS Trust


Dr Neeta Patel

Email: neetapatel@nhs.net

Whittington Health NHS Trust

If you would like to inform the North Central London CDOP team of a child death,

please complete a notification via the following link:




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