Australian and New Zealand Child Death Review & Prevention Group
The Australian and New Zealand Child Death Review and Prevention Group (ANZCDR&PG) was established in 2005, with an initial aim to develop national and international comparable child death statistics, and to better understand and prevent child deaths.
The ANZCDR&PG is a collaboration of all state and territory child death review teams across Australia and New Zealand. The majority of jurisdictions keep a register of child deaths and report on state and territory level data.
The ANZCDR&PG hold an annual two-day meeting to share information on issues relevant to child death review and the prevention of deaths. While different jurisdictions have varying governance arrangements and focus interests, they also share a unique role in relation to identifying trends and patterns in relation to child deaths, and working to help prevent deaths by understanding factors associated with preventable deaths.
Chair of the group rotates between jurisdictions. In 2018, NSW was appointed this role for a three-year term, taking over from South Australia.
Child Death Review Committees across Australia
- Australian Capital Territory – ACT Children & Young People Death Review Committee
- Queensland – Queensland Family & Child Commission (QFCC)
- South Australia – Child Death and Serious Injury Review Committee
- Northern Territory – Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee
- Western Australia – Child Death Review, WA Ombudsman
- Victoria – Consultative Council on Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity (CCOPMM), which reviews all maternal deaths, stillbirths and deaths of children aged 0-17 years
- Victoria – Commission for Children and Young People, which holds Child Death Inquires into services provided to children and young people who die within 12 months of involvement with child protection services
- Tasmania – Council of Obstetric and Paediatric Mortality and Morbidity
- New Zealand – Child and Youth Mortality Review Committee (CYMRC)