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New Child Death Overview arrangements

Friday 28 June 2019 10.09am

Under the Children Act 2004 there is a statutory requirement that all child deaths are independently reviewed.

New requirements mean that there will be a change of responsibility for ensuring that these reviews are carried out, from the local Safeguarding Children Board to the Local Authority and NHS Clinical Commissioning Group.

Local Plans have to be agreed by 29th June and implemented by 29th September 2019. Herefordshire Council and partners have now agreed the new arrangements for Herefordshire and Worcestershire and these are described in the following document.

Child Death Reviews in Herefordshire and Worcestershire

For any queries relating to this document please contact Caryn Cox, Consultant in Public Health on caryn.cox@herefordshire.gov.uk