The East Riding Child Death Review Panel is responsible for…

Statutory guidance states ERSCP must review the deaths of all children who are normally resident in their area and put in place procedures to ensure that there is a coordinated response by relevant organisations to unexpected death of a child. Statutory Guidance on Learning and Improvement sets out the process that must be followed when undertaking these reviews.

The East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership is responsible for collecting and analysing information about the deaths of children and young people (up to the age of 18) within East Riding. From this information, it should be possible to identify patterns and trends and take specific action to prevent some similar deaths in the future.

The aims of the child death review process are:

  • to learn from all child deaths, enabling changes which prevent future deaths
  • to standardise the way in which each death is looked at and provide feedback to families as to the causes of death
  • in the rare cases where homicide has occurred, to collect information in a way that prevents unsafe convictions but supports convictions where appropriate
  • to ensure that families are offered bereavement services.

Agencies must notify East Riding Safeguarding Children Partnership of a child death. 


A notification form should be completed via immediately after a child dies.

Child death notification form


The East Riding Child Death Review Arrangements provides more information on the process professionals should follow:

East Riding Child Death Review Arrangements (430.72Kb opens in a new window)

A guide for parents and carers can be downloaded below:

The child death review - a guide for parents (pdf 1.57Mb)