Author: Jago Van Dam

Five-year data summary

The intent of the Committee is to improve the safety and wellbeing of children and young people in South Australia. One of the ways it does this is by identifying opportunities for prevention and intervention through the systematic collection, analysis, and...

A continuing trend in fewer neonatal deaths

Last year, the Committee reported that there was a particularly small number of neonatal deaths in 2019. The Committee noted that this reduction in neonatal deaths did not appear to be random; rather, it appeared to be attributable to fewer deaths associated with...

Why were there fewer neonatal deaths in 2019?

A reduction in neonatal deaths Eighty-one deaths of children and young people were recorded in 2019 in South Australia. This is the smallest yearly number of deaths recorded since the Child Death and Serious Injury Committee was formed in 2005. The Committee is...