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The Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) is the inter-agency forum that meets quarterly to review the deaths of all children normally resident in Portsmouth. It is a subcommittee of the Portsmouth Safeguarding Children Board (PSCB) and is therefore accountable to the PSCB Chair.

The purpose of the review is to determine whether a death was deemed preventable, that is one in which there are identified modifiable factors which may have contributed to the death. These are factors defined as those, where, if actions could be taken through national or local interventions, the risk of future child deaths could be prevented. If this is this case the panel must decide what, if any, actions could be taken to prevent such deaths in future.

There are 4 CDOP panels within the Hampshire area but 1 combined Annual Report is published each year.  Click here to read the latest version.