V Annual Conference Programme

National Network of
Child Death Overview Panels
England & Wales

Patron: Baroness Helena Kennedy of The Shaws QC

V Annual Conference,

Tally Ho Conference & Banquet Centre,

Birmingham B5 7RN

13-14 March 2019

Scientific Programme

Wednesday 13th March 2019


Registration and Coffee


Welcome & Introduction

Redefining the role of CDOPs in identifying preventable child deaths in the UK

Nisar Mir,  Chair NNCDOP


Approach to the investigation in infant deaths

Mr Jonathan Holmes, Detective Chief Inspector
Lead for Crime Data Integrity, Lancashire Constabulary


Prevalence and risk factors of sudden unexplained death in childhood in Yorkshire, Humberside & Derbyshire region

Kon FC, Lang A, Cohen MC.
Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS FT

12.30 – 13.25



Child Death: A parent perspective

Fiona Spargo-Mabbs
The Daniel Spargo-Mabbs Foundation                    


Child Death Review Process: Desperately seeking solutions

(World Café approach to identifying issues and seeking solutions) Round Table Discussion Groups
Lead: Mike Leaf: (Topics & facilitators to be Circulated)

15.15 – 15.30

Tea / Coffee Break inclusive in CRDP Session

17.00 – 18.00

NNCDOP Annual General Meeting

(All delegates are invited to attend)

Thursday 14th March 2019

8.30 – 9.00



Welcome & Conference Programme

Nisar Mir, Chair NNCDOP


An update on Child Death Review Process?

 Vicky Sleap. Project Manager National Child Mortality Database 


New Statutory Guidance on Child Death Reviews

Dr Jacqueline Cornish National Clinical Director Children, Young People and Transition to Adulthood, Medical Directorate, NHS England &
Dr James Fraser Consultant Paediatrician Bristol Children’s Hospital

11.00 – 11.15

Tea / Coffee Break


Child Death Reviews in Wales

Rosalind Reilly & Lorna Price
Child Death Review Programme Wales


Suicide Prevention in Young People

Kath Thompson
Raise Team Mental Health Promotion Manager
Merseyside Youth Association




Round Table Discussion Groups

Defining and categorisation of unexpected infant infant deaths by Paediatricians, Police (TBC), Pathologist & the Coroner

Lead: Nicholas Rheinberg (Coroner),  Marta Cohen (Pathologist,  Rajiv Mittal, Jo Garstang (Paediatricians), TBC (Police),


Brief Tea Break


Sudden cardiac death in infants and children: what can be learned from post-mortems?

Lang AJ, Haini M, Kon FC,  Scheimberg I, Cohen MC Sheffield Children’s Hospital NHS FT, Sheffield and The Royal London Hospital, Barts Health NHS Trust London, UK


Conference Round up


Tea / Coffee   Departure

Poster Presentations

  • A Case Series Exploring Expected Infant Death – Who, Where and When?
    Ashton C, Islam A, Malik F, Clarkson L, Hartley D, Renton K, Moya E, McKeating C. Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Babies cry, you can cope: Pilot of abusive head trauma campaign in primary care.
    Jones K, Rattray J, & Smith S
    West Hampshire clinical commissioning group

  • Suicide in childhood – An audit of cases in Surrey 2008 – 2018.
    Wright JP, Eschbaecher N, Mundy N, Chumber Stanley N.
    Surrey Child Death Overview Panel

  • Sudden Unexpected Deaths of a child and mother from FTAAD (Familial Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm and Dissection). Lessons learnt from case review and practice guidance.
    Gupta Sunil, South Tyneside Hospital; Brennan.P, Institute of Genetics, Annavarapu.S, Mulcahy L, Royal Victoria Infirmary, Hermuzi.A, Freeman Hospital- Newcastle.

  • Drowning in Children & Young adults in Cheshire
    Davies S, Mir N
    Pan-Cheshire CDOP & Cheshire Coroners Services