PREVENTION OF CHILD DEATHS

The Children's Commissioner has been appointed as Convenor of the NT Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee and the Commissioner's office is providing secretariat support. The Committee has been established pursuant Part 3.3 of the Care and Protection of Children Act.

The object of the Committee is to assist in the prevention and reduction of child deaths through the maintaining of a database on child deaths and conducting research into child deaths, diseases and accidents. The Committee is comprised of 10-16 members with expertise in relevant areas. The Committee contributes to policy development that aims to prevent and reduce deaths, diseases and accidents.