Deputy Director of the NCMD
Vicky Sleap is one half of the Deputy Director role for NCMD, job-sharing with Sylvia Stoianova. With 10 years’ practical experience in the field of child death reviews, she has used her in-depth knowledge to train paediatricians and police forces on the child death review process and influence that process at a national level. Notably, Vicky has contributed to the writing of revised legislation and new national statutory and operational guidance on child death reviews, and she has contributed to the development of forms used within the process in England. Vicky has also acted as an international consultant, advising and assisting other countries in setting up child death review processes, and now frequently provides advice and support to child death professionals via webinars and conferences. Vicky is involved in ongoing collaboration with colleagues across a range of agencies including the National Crime Agency, Healthcare Safety Investigation Branch, MBRRACE-UK (Mother and Babies: Reducing the Risk through Audits and Confidential Enquiries across the UK), the British Association of Perinatal Medicine and the National Steering Group on Consanguinity and Genetic Risk.