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Merseyside Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) to remain the same!

CDOP (Child Death Overview Panel)

The current child death review processes are contained within Working Together and form an integral part of the Children’s Safeguarding arrangements, with Merseyside Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) being responsible to each of the 5 existing LSCBs. The panel is chaired by an Independent Chair.
The current national arrangements are being changed, with a shift in Government Department responsibility for Child Death Reviews, which transfers it from the Department for Education to the Department of Health, with local authorities and CCGs being the new accountable bodies.

The CDOP plan has been published on Liverpool’s LSCP website as agreed by the transition group and the link to the CDOP page where it can be found is:


Additionally, there is a link to the plan on the LSCP ticker tape at:



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