CHILD DEATH & SERIOUS INJURY
REVIEW COMMITTEE

CHILD DEATH & SERIOUS INJURY
REVIEW COMMITTEE

Making a difference to the safety
and wellbeing of young South Australians

The Child Death and Serious Injury Review Committee (CDSIRC) contributes to the prevention of death and serious injury of South Australian children.

The committee:

  • is an independent, statutory body established under the Children and Young People (Oversight and Advocacy Bodies) Act 2016
  • has reviewed the circumstances and causes of all child deaths in South Australia since 2005
  • collects and analyses information about these deaths from government agencies including the Office of Births, Deaths and Marriages, the Department for Child Protection, and the South Australian Coroner’s Court
  • reviews some deaths and serious injuries of children in more detail, and might look for information from agencies such as the Department for Education, SA Health, non-government organisations and private practitioners if they have provided services to the child or their family.

The committee provides recommendations to the Minister for Education about improvements to legislation, policies or administrative issues based on its reviews, and on the statistical information about child deaths that it has collected and analysed.

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