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 a disability who, at the time of their death, were living in or temporarily absent from, supported group accommodation 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 a disability in supported group accommodation

All deaths of people with disability in supported group accommodation or an assisted boarding house 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 the Department of Communities and Justice:

  • the deaths of people with disability who were living in supported group accommodation or an assisted boarding house 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 supported group accommodation by the Department of Communities and Justice or an assisted boarding house are required to be reported to Department of Communities and Justice.

The below forms are for deaths that are required to be notified by the Department of Communities and Justice:

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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