Responding When a Child Dies

A training resource to support Local Safeguarding Children Boards in implementing the Child Death Review Processes in Working Together to Safeguard Children.

Health Warning

The death of a child is inevitably a traumatic event, not only for the parents and immediate family, but also for the wider family, friends and the community. It can also be upsetting for those professionals who knew the family and child prior to the death and for those involved in responding to and reviewing the child's death. Participants and facilitators may find some of the material contained in this training resource distressing. We recommend that the training is delivered by teams of local facilitators so that you are able to support each other. We also recommend that facilitators familiarise themselves with local and national sources of support for themselves and for any participants who may be affected by the training.


It is understood that in using this resource you agree to indemnify the DCSF and not hold the DCSF, the University of Warwick or the authors liable for the results of any actions you may take based on the information contained herein.

Before exploring the materials on this resource you should read the Overview and How to use this resource.