Sub-groups and plans

The North Somerset Safeguarding Children's Partnership is supported by seven sub-groups which drive forward specific work. This is identified within our strategic business plan. 


Child Death Overview Panel

Since April 2008 there has been a legal requirement for every Local Safeguarding Children Board to review all child deaths. We do this to learn lessons that will improve the health, safety, and well-being of children.

Child Death Overview Panel (CDOP) handles this process. It applies to all children and involves professionals with involvement in a child’s care.

The purpose of the review is to:

  • reduce the number of childhood deaths
  • identify matters of concern affecting the safety and welfare of children
  • identify wider public health or safety concerns arising from a death or a pattern of deaths
  • undertake a coordinated agency response to all unexpected child
  • notify the LSCB of a child's death

Any agency becoming aware of:

  • a child death occurring in North Somerset
  • a death of a child that usually resides in North Somerset but the death has occurred elsewhere

should make a notification using the Form A – Notification of a Child Death to the CDOP via the provided contact details. 

Child death overview panel

Other sub-groups

  1. Communications (joint sub-group with the LSAB)
  2. Early Help
  3. Learning and Development
  4. Policy and Procedures
  5. Quality & Performance
  6. Tackling Exploitation and Missing (joint sub-group with the LSAB)
  7. SCR Panel
  8. Young People

Sub-group terms of reference