Annual Report 2020-2021, Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee, Office of the Coroner
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12Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee Annual Report 2020-21 Chapter 1 Introduction Introduction This is the Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committees (CDRPC or Committee) thirteenth annual report. It provides information related to the deaths of 46 children under the age of 18 years whose usual place of residence is in the Northern Territory (NT) and 32 stillbirths registered in 2020. The report also includes information on child deaths and stillbirths from 2016 to 2020 for comparative and historical purposes. Functions of the Committee The Committees functions are: to establish and maintain the Child Deaths Register. to conduct or sponsor research into child deaths, diseases and accidents involving children and other related matters (such as childhood morbidity and mortality), whether alone or with others; to make recommendations on the research into child deaths, diseases and accidents; to monitor the implementation of the recommendations; to raise public awareness in relation to: i. the death rates of children; ii. the causes and nature of child deaths and diseases and accidents involving children; iii. the prevention or reduction of child deaths, diseases and accidents; to contribute to any national database on child deaths in Australia; to enter into an arrangement for sharing of information with anyone in Australia who has functions similar to those of this Committee; At the end of each financial year the Committee is required to prepare a report about the operation of the Committee during that financial year. Should the Committee conduct or sponsor research about issues identified as being relevant to child deaths in the NT, the resulting report must also be presented to the Minister. The Minister is required to table the Committees Annual Report and research report/s in the Legislative Assembly. Activities of the Committee National representation and engagement The CDRPC has representation on the Australian and New Zealand Child Death Review and Prevention Group (ANZCDR&PG), which comprises representatives from all the Australian jurisdictions and New Zealand. The aim of the ANZCDR&PG is to identify, address and potentially decrease the number of infant and children deaths by sharing of information across jurisdictions and working collaboratively to improve national and international reporting. Unfortunately, the ANZCDR&PG did not meet in person this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, but was able to meet via Teams. Queensland Family & Child Commission Supplementary Chapter 2018 Australian and New Zealand child death statistics - Australia and New Zealand child death statistics 2018.PDF (qfcc.qld.gov.au) https://www.qfcc.qld.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-03/Australia%20and%20New%20Zealand%20child%20death%20statistics%202018.PDF https://www.qfcc.qld.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-03/Australia%20and%20New%20Zealand%20child%20death%20statistics%202018.PDF https://www.qfcc.qld.gov.au/sites/default/files/2021-03/Australia%20and%20New%20Zealand%20child%20death%20statistics%202018.PDF
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