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“The commitment and enthusiasm of CDOPs in particular means that the NCMD is a powerful tool in our arsenal to reduce child deaths”
Vicky Sleap, NCMD Manager

The purpose of collating information on child death nationally is to ensure that deaths are learned from, that learning is widely shared and that actions are taken – locally and nationally – to reduce the number of children who die. To support CDOPs and the wider child death review community to do this, NCMD offers a range of guidance and resources…

Suicide in Children and Young People

This report draws on data from the National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) to identify the common characteristics of children and young people who die by...

CDR newsletter, July 2021

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NEW: NCMD second annual report published

Analysis of child deaths, 2019-20.NCMD’s second annual report is based on data for children who died from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020 in England, providing...

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CDR guidance

Latest guidance:

Best practice webinar: the role of the key worker

Webinar: Tuesday 9th November 2021, 10:30-11:30amJoin our free webinar for Child Death Review professionals on the role of the key worker. This role in the CDR process was established in the Child Death Review Statutory & Operational Guidance in 2018. Since then,...

How to complete an effective reporting form

Webinar: Tuesday 21st September 2021, 10:30-11:30amJoin our free webinar for Child Death Review professionals on ​how to complete an effective reporting ​form. ​This webinar will include a presentation from NCMD Programme Manager, Vicky Sleap and is aimed at CDOP...

Category of death: Clarifications

Find below details of how CDOPs and CDR professionals can help our analysis by ensuring consistent recording of the category of death, as follows: Category 5, Acute medical or surgical condition - should include sudden unexpected deaths with epilepsy (SUDEP). These...

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Webinars

Latest webinars:

Best practice webinar: the role of the key worker

Webinar: Tuesday 9th November 2021, 10:30-11:30amJoin our free webinar for Child Death Review professionals on the role of the key worker. This role in the CDR process was established in the Child Death Review Statutory & Operational Guidance in 2018. Since then,...

Online lecture: Suicide in Children and Young People

Thursday 21st October 2021, 1:00 - 1:30pm (online) We invite you to join a short online lecture to launch the Suicide in Children and Young People Thematic Report 2021, which is currently projected to be published on ​14th October 2021 (although this date may be...

How to complete an effective reporting form

Webinar: Tuesday 21st September 2021, 10:30-11:30amJoin our free webinar for Child Death Review professionals on ​how to complete an effective reporting ​form. ​This webinar will include a presentation from NCMD Programme Manager, Vicky Sleap and is aimed at CDOP...

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Safety notices

Latest safety notices:

‘Super strong’ magnets

Please share this information as widely as possible to help raise awareness of this issue... The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), the UK’s national product safety regulator, has issued a Safety Alert to warn of the risk of serious injury and death from...

Baby sling safety

The T.I.C.K.S rule for safe baby sling wearing from the Consortium of UK Sling Manufacturers and Retailers (UK Sling Consortium) is a useful reminder of the key factors to take into account when using baby slings. They provide the following advice for baby sling...

Postnatal care/bed sharing (NICE guideline)

We welcome the final guideline from the National institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) on postnatal care, which was published to their website on 20 April 2021. With supporting evidence, tools and a range of resources for professionals supporting families...

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Publications

Latest publications and reports:

Suicide in Children and Young People

This report draws on data from the National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) to identify the common characteristics of children and young people who die by suicide, investigate factors associated with these deaths and pull out recommendations for service providers and...

Child mortality in the Covid-19 pandemic

This conference presentation uses real-time data on the deaths of children in England during the Covid-19 pandemic to assess child mortality during the period.There is an urgent need to understand the effect of Covid-19 on illness and mortality in children. This...

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