Webinar: Tuesday 9 November 2021, 10:30-11:30am

Join our free webinar for child death review (CDR) professionals on the role of the key worker.

The key worker role in the CDR process was established in the Child Death Review Statutory & Operational Guidance in 2018. It defines the role as: ‘A person who acts as a single point of contact for the bereaved family, who they can turn to for information on the child death review process, and who can signpost them to sources of support.’

But this definition leaves a lot to interpretation, and at the NCMD we often receive queries and requests for further information on this role and different models of working.

In this webinar we will aim to answer some of these questions, and clarify some best practice for implementing the key worker role in different settings. We are very lucky to have two members of the team from Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice, Lis Meates and Callie Harrop, who are involved in providing the key worker role to families in their area experiencing the sudden, unexplained death of a child. Lis and Callie will talk about how they have implemented the role, the challenges they faced, the response from families and how the service is funded. We’ll also be joined by Andrea Kerslake from child bereavement charity Elliot’s Footprint, who will share her perspective on this crucial role for parents and families.

This is a free webinar for child death review professionals. If you work in this area and would like to attend, please email us.

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