Reviewable deaths

What are reviewable deaths?

We review and monitor the deaths of:

  • Children who die as a result of abuse or neglect, or in suspicious circumstances
  • Children who die while in out-of-home care
  • Children who die while in detention
  • Persons with disability who, at the time of their death, were living in or temporarily absent from, residential care provided by a service provider or an assisted boarding house.

What do we do?

We maintain a register of reviewable deaths, and analyse information about causes of death and any patterns or trends arising from the register.

We undertake research and make recommendations for the purpose of reducing or removing risk factors associated with reviewable deaths that are preventable.

We report biennially to the NSW Parliament on our work and findings.

Notifying the deaths of people with disability in residential care

All deaths of people with disability in residential care are coronial deaths, and are required to be reported to NSW Police and the State Coroner.

They are also required to be notified to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission or FACS:

  • The deaths of people with disability who were living in residential care provided by a registered NDIS provider are required to be notified to the NDIS Quality and Safeguards Commission.
  • The deaths of people with disability who were living in residential care provided by FACS or an assisted boarding house are required to be reported to FACS.

The below forms are for deaths that are required to be notified to FACS:

Client Death Notification Form FACS [PDF, 519.5KB]
CrossCluster.PerformanceImprovement@facs.nsw.gov.au

Client Death Notification Form ABH (Assisted Boarding Houses) [PDF, 589.5KB]
boarding.houses@facs.nsw.gov.au

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