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Confidential Enquiry into Maternal and Child Health

Improving the health of mothers, babies and children

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15 July 2009

Why Children Die: An Interactive Workshop

The Moller Center, Management Training & Conference Venue, Cambridge

Workshop Aims

  • To describe the key findings of the CEMACH Child Death Review report 'Why Children Die: A pilot study'
  • To encourage participants to consider and plan ways in which they can implement the recommendations of this study
  • To review whether the CEMACH report provides any insights into the local implementation of the statutory guidance issued in Working Together
  • To provide a written report, on an anonymous basis, of actions suggested both for individual practitioners and organisations.  This report provides a record of the workshop with the aim of supporting local action
  • To provide post-workshop review of implementation of local actions


  • To encourage participants to consider their response to the findings and recommendations of the 'Why Children Die' report
  • Using anonymised extended case reviews, illustrate the recommendations and explore the delivery of clinical care and the organisations of safeguarding locally
  • Consider the actions required by both individuals and organisations on the recommendations for children's services in their area
  • Provide an opportunity for professionals working ina variety of roles to share their perspectives and expertise in caring for children

Who is this relevant to?

  • Primary and secondary healthcare professionals providing care to children
  • Those working within LSCBs or contributing to safeguarding children
  • Health service commissioners and risk managers responsible for children's services

Click here to download full conference details and the registration form

For more information, please contact Carol Hay or Helen Doyle on 01223 330356/ 330351 or email carol.hay@cemach.org.uk