8.2 Child Death Overview Panels
There are four Child Death Overview Panels (CDOPs) within Greater Manchester, each of which collects information and reviews the deaths of all children aged up to one day under 18 years (excluding stillbirths and planned terminations of pregnancy carried out within the law), who normally reside within the geographical boundaries of that CDOP.
Procedures and Protocols for each CDOP Tripartite:
- Oldham, Bury and Rochdale tripartite CDOP;
- Stockport, Tameside and Trafford tripartite CDOP;
- Bolton, Salford and Wigan tripartite CDOP.
Each CDOP produces an annual report which summarises the data collected that year, reviews any variations or emerging trends, and makes recommendations for future interventions and data collection. Whilst these highlight patterns and trends within each CDOP area, detailed analysis and conclusions are often limited by small numbers, with around 50 to 80 deaths per CDOP per year. Since 2013 the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Partnership has supported the compilation of data from the four CDOPs into a single GM Annual Report which provides larger numbers enabling a greater depth of analysis.