Child Death Procedures

Bromley now uses the eCDOP system. Any professional notifying the Bromley Child Death Single Point of Contact (CDOP SPOC) about a child death MUST do so electronically by using the following link:

Paper copies of Form A or Form Bs are no longer accepted.

If you have received an email asking you to complete an online 'B' Reporting Form with your agency's information about a child and their family, then this 10 minute help video walks you through the process:

If you have any problems with Bromley's eCDOP or need to request a login, contact us on 0208 315 4679 or by email:

Bereavement Support

If you are supporting a family whose child has died, we recommend the following leaflets are given to the family:

When A Child Dies - information for parents and carers SHORTER BROMLEY VERSION
When A Child Dies - information for parents and carers FULL NATIONAL VERSION NHSE 2018

Bereavement Support Resources NATIONAL & LOCAL SUPPORT Feb 2024

How to help a bereaved child leaflet

National Child Mortality Database

The NCMD publishes findings once they have analysed information about child deaths from across the whole country. They publish an annual report. Their July 2023 thematic report looked at deaths by physical trauma (such as from road traffic accidents, drowning, abuse, choking, falls). Below is a list of useful safety resources for both professionals and families:

The Lullaby Trust: Grieving and Common Feelings

Animal attacks
CAPT: Dogs and Children: Top tips to keep them safe and happy together
Dogs Trust: Dogs and children: living safely together

CAPT: Watch out in water
CAPT: Warning to parents on bath seats
National Water Safety Forum: The StayWise Portal, saving lives through education
National Water Safety Forum: A future without drowning: the UK Drowning Prevention Strategy 2016-2026
NHS England: Washing and bathing your baby
RLSS: National Drowning Report UK 2022
RLSS: Reducing unintentional injuries in and around the home among children under 5 years
RLSS: Water Safety on Holiday
RLSS: Water Safety at Home
RNLI: Float to Live campaign
RoSPA: Managing safety at inland waters
RoSPA: Safety at bath time
West Berkshire Water Safety Partnership: Key Water Safety Resources

Violence and maltreatment
ICON Programme: Babies cry, you can cope
KnifeSavers: How to control bleeding from a knife wound
WHO: INSPIRE: Seven Strategies for Ending Violence Against Children

Traffic Government guidance on child car seats Think! Government road safety campaign

Falls, choking and other accidental injuries
BBSA: Make your blinds safe
CAPT: Factsheets on choking, falls, poisoning and burns in English, Arabic, Bengali, Panjabi, Polish and Urdu
CAPT: Guide to Preventing Unintentional Injuries
CAPT: Blind cord safety advice hub
CAPT: Button battery safety
IHV: Safety in the home: Falls
St John’s Ambulance: What to do if a child is choking