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Annual Report 2020-2021, Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee, Office of the Coroner

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Annual Report 2020-2021, Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee, Office of the Coroner

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Tabled Paper 430

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Tabled Papers for 14th Assembly 2020 -; Tabled Papers; ParliamentNT

Date

2021-11-30

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English

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Tabled papers

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Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory

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Darwin

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https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/C2019C00042

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https://hdl.handle.net/10070/851053

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Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee Annual Report 2020-21 The Child Deaths Register Under the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007, there is a statutory obligation for the CDRPC to establish and maintain a Child Deaths Register (the Register). The Register contains information relating to the deaths of children and young people under the age of 18 years whose usual place of residence is the NT. Section 208 of the Act defines a child death as: a) the death of a child who usually resided in the Territory (whether the death occurred in the Territory or not); or b) a stillbirth as defined in the Births, Deaths and Marriages Registration Act 1996 that occurred in the Territory. The Register contains information related to date of birth, date of death, date of registration, age, gender, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander status, place of birth, place of death, usual place of residence and family details. Information is also gathered in relation to the underlying causes of deaths and external factors which may have contributed to the death. Information in the Register is predominantly sourced from data held by a number of NT Government agencies, including the Department of the Attorney-General and Justice, Department of Health (DoH), Police, Department of Education (DoE) and Territory Families (TF). Information is also provided by government funded health clinics and private medical centres. Previously, children whose usual place of residence (as recorded by BDM and/or from other child death registers of other jurisdictions or the respective state or territory BDMs) is in the Northern Territory have not been captured or reported on. This year other jurisdictions were contacted and provided the following information for the period of 20162020. There were no deaths of NT children recorded in ACT, Tasmania or WA. At the time of publishing, Victoria provided no information. (emerging issue) Age group Sex Indigenous status DOD year Post code UCOD ICD-10 Code New South Wales <1 year Male Non-Indigenous 2017 0850 Q26.39 Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99) South Australia 1 to 4 years Female Aboriginal 2017 0872 Y83.4 External causes of morbidity and mortality (V00-Y99) <1 year Male Non-Indigenous 2017 0832 P52.8 Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P96) <1 year Female Non-Indigenous 2018 0870 P02.1 Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P96) <1 year Female Aboriginal 2018 0872 P01.1 Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P96) 1 to 4 years Female Aboriginal 2018 0872 J15.1 Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99) 1 to 4 years Female Aboriginal 2018 0860 W80 External causes of morbidity and mortality (V00-Y99) <1 year Female Aboriginal 2019 0870 Q02 Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99) <1 year Male Aboriginal 2019 0872 P01.1 Certain conditions originating in the perinatal period (P00-P96) 1 to 4 years Female Non-Indigenous 2019 0870 V03.0 External causes of morbidity and mortality (V00-Y99) Queensland <1 year Female Non-Indigenous 2016 0820 R99 Symptoms, signs and abnormal clinical an laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified (R00-R99) <1 year Male Non-Indigenous 2017 0812 Q33.6 Congenital malformations, deformations and chromosomal abnormalities (Q00-Q99) <1 year Male Non-Indigenous 2017 0820 E72.2 Endocrine, nutritional and metabolic diseases (E00-E99) 10 to 14 years Male Non-Indigenous 2017 0822 J10.0 Diseases of the respiratory system (J00-J99) Table 2: Deaths of Children in other Australian Jurisdictions whose usual place of residence is the NT 13