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When a Child Dies

Child Death Overview Panel

The Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) was established in April 2008.  The panel has created local structures and processes to review all deaths of children normally resident in Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire. It is the final, independent scrutiny of a child’s death by professionals.

When a child dies

All child deaths are recorded on our secure electronic business system called eCDOP. To notify the Child Death Overview Panel of a child death please follow this link:  Https://


Contact CDOP

Child Death Overview Panel Tel: 01785 232724

Child Protection & Exploitation Team, Staffordshire Police Headquarters, Weston Road, Stafford, ST180YY