In Cumbria the LSCB Child Death Overview Panel has conducted analysis on historical deaths to establish the demographic issues and identify any key themes. Please see the reports below which summarise this analysis.
The reports cover the deaths of children and young people in Cumbria between 2010 and 2012.
The report covering 2010-11 highlights a number of issues relating not only to the deaths of children and young people but also their life experience. Key issues which were highlighted included the need for Advance Care Planning for children and young people with life threatening and life limiting conditions, an issue which Cumbria CCG is currently exploring; the experience of mental health, domestic abuse, child abuse and neglect that many families in Cumbria experience and which the Cumbria LSCB “Early Help” initiative will begin to address; and the contributing and modifiable factors for Sudden Infant Death, already highlighted as a national issue.
The themes identified above are recurrent through 2011-12 data and the recommendations from 2010-11 are carried through with some modifications relating to the themes arising from analysis of 2011-12.