New updated forms for reporting child deaths

From 1 April 2021 new forms are to be used for reporting child deaths to child deaths overview panels. The Department of Health and Social Care has updated and replaced four forms for use as part of the child death review investigation.

The new statutory forms cover:

  • Child death notification form
  • Child death reporting form
  • Child death analysis form
  • Supplementary reporting forms for asthma and anaphylaxis, drowning, and sudden unexpected deaths

These forms will be of interest to clinical commissioning groups, local authorities and other stakeholders involved in child death reviews. The updates have been designed to provide better data quality and clarity over the interpretation of questions. You can access the Department’s new forms here.

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