Child death – Rapid Response

From the 1st April 2008, LSCB’s have statutory responsibility to review all deaths of children (0 days – 18 years old) who were normally resident in the LSCB area.

Child Death Process for Children

LSCB CDOP Leaflet – Professionals Guide

LSCB CDOP Leaflet – Parents Guide

Notification Form


The rapid response procedure applies when a child dies unexpectedly (excluding babies who are stillborn), or where there is a lack of clarity about whether a death of a child is unexpected.

Rapid Responses – revised July 2015

What to do if you are worried about a child. To discuss concerns or make a referral: