The Association of Child Death Review Professionals (ACDRP), a new membership organisation for professionals involved in child death review, invites interested parties to self-nominate for a range of roles in their executive committee.

The new association, which is supported by NHS England Safeguarding and will work closely with the National Child Mortality Database (NCMD), is seeking candidates from a range of professions to fill executive committee roles, as well as regional representatives. Applications from under-represented regions and professions – such as London, the Northeast and Yorkshire, and Northwest of England, as well as police officers, coroners, child death overview panel (CDOP) managers and social workers – are particularly welcome.

Successful applicants will be expected to attend quarterly meetings and contribute to the development of the association and professional resources to support its members. In return, they will have an opportunity to influence the development of child death review processes nationally and join a supportive network of professionals across the country.

The following executive committee roles are open for nomination. Please note that some roles are only open to applications from within the profession specified.

  • Chair
  • Deputy Chair
  • Treasurer
  • Designated Doctor for Child Death Representative
  • Lead Nurse for Child Death Representative
  • Police Representative
  • Social Care Representative
  • Coroner’s Representative
  • CDOP Chair Representative
  • CDOP Manager
  • Ambulance Representative

The ACDRP also seeks representatives for the following regions:

  • Southeast England
  • Southwest England
  • London
  • Midlands
  • East of England
  • Northwest England
  • Northeast and Yorkshire
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland

Executive committee members may also represent their region, so applications for multiple roles are welcome.

To apply, or with any questions, please email Amanda Turner (Support Manager, Partners in Paediatrics) stating which role or roles you are applying for and attaching a short CV (maximum 2 pages) and a 250 word statement outlining your experience, reasons for taking on the role and how you can represent your region and facilitate dialogue with local child death review professionals.

All applications should be received by 1700 on 28 January 2022.

The first meeting of the executive committee is scheduled for 1430 on 10 February 2022.