Policies and Procedures

NHS England has published When a Child Dies: A Guide for Parents and Carers, setting out the steps that follow the death of a child.

The collation and sharing of the learning from reviews is managed by the National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) through the use of standardised forms.

From the 1 April 2021, all child death notifications must be reported electronically via the Greater Manchester eCDOP system.

It’s a statutory requirement to notify the CDOP of all child deaths, aged 0 to 17 years of age.  If there are a number of agencies involved, liaison should take place to agree which agency will submit the notification.  You must provide as much information as possible to the CDOP.

For more information on any of the responsibilities and arrangements please email:  


Child abuse or neglect

Do not ignore it:

  • call 0161 217 6028 – Monday to Thursday from 8.30am to 5pm, Friday from 8.30am to 4.30pm
  • or 0161 718 2118 – evenings and weekends

Stockport Pathway for Service from Children’s Social Care

If you’ve any concerns about the welfare of a child and/or you want to seek a service from Children’s Social Care or the Supporting Families Pathway, call the Contact Centre on 0161 217 6028 or 0161 718 2188 out of hours.

LADO referral form

The Designated Officer for the Local Authority, previously known as LADO is the single point of contact for all professionals to report concerns, request advice and share information regarding a concern or allegation against an employee, volunteer or professional working with or providing services to children in Stockport

To make a referral visit the Stockport Council website. 

Supplementary Stockport Procedures  

Stockport retains a small number of procedures specific to Stockport which are supplementary to the Greater Manchester Safeguarding Procedures:  

For information about blue or grey birthmarks please see guidance below from the NHS in conjunction with the relevant chapter in Greater Manchester Procedures Online.

Early Years practitioners and Childminders  

A step by step guide for Early Years practitioners. The safeguarding cards below contain information about what to do if you’re concerned about the welfare of a child.  

7 minute briefings  

If you have any queries contact the SSCP Business Manager:

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