Child Death Review Report : Scottish Government Child Death Review Working Group

A report by a Scottish Government short-life working group which explored current practice in Scotland and considered whether Scotland should introduce a national collaborative multi-agency system for reviewing the circumstances surrounding the death of a child.

Resource Implications

32. In England, Safeguarding is delegated to local authorities. Child Death Overview Panels are resourced through this funding. The publication of the Child Death Research Report17 (October 2013) calculated the size of designated budget from local authorities to CDOPs has a median of £51,762 (range £9,750 - £200,000). The report also provides a basis for calculating the hours of professional time and administrative time for each child death review. With the number of hours of professional time spent reviewing each child death being a median of 5 hours (range 1.3-14.2 hours) and the number of administrative staff time being a median of 34.7 hours (range 10.4-195.4 hours) per child death reviewed.

33. At this stage, costs or a funding source have not yet been identified for a Scottish national process.


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