Child death overview process

We have a responsibility to look into the circumstances when a child dies, as set out in Working Together to Safeguarding Children 2018.

We must arrange for:

  • a rapid response by a group of key professionals who come together for the purpose of enquiring into and evaluating each unexpected and expected death of a child
  • an overview of all child deaths in Kent.

View Kent and Medway child death partners arrangements (PDF, 775.2 KB)

Reporting a Child Death

To notify us of the death of a child resident in Kent please complete a Form A (notification of a child death) within 24 hours.

Complete Form A

If you have any problems with submitting a notification via the above link please contact 03000 42 47 45 or email

Professionals who are required to complete a Form B will be contacted directly by the NHS Child Death Review Service.