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Portsmouth Child Death Immersion Programme

Impact: Practitioner Impacts

Description of impact

Safeguarding children
Improving investigative practice in sudden child death cases and child homicide
Improving working together amongst senior professionals

Who is affected

Police senior detectives, Consultant Paediatricians, Senior Emergency Medicine Registrars, nursing students, paramedic students, Crime Scene Investigators, forensic studies students.


Doctors and police officers are required to work together to respond to the unexpected death of a child. This short course tackles evidence from Serious Case Reviews which indicates that a lack of understanding of respective agency roles can cause a breakdown in trust and communication, and lead to increased anxiety.

Category of impact

  • Practitioner Impacts

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