New child death review role for Ombudsman
01 Dec 2002
Since 1 December 2002, the NSW Ombudsman has taken on a new role in reviewing child deaths.
The Ombudsman may review the deaths of children from abuse, neglect or that occurred in suspicious circumstances. The Ombudsman looks at the causes and patterns of death and recommends ways to improve community services to reduce their occurrence. Information on this new role is available on the Ombudsman's website.
The Child Death Review Team continues its important role in NSW. It maintains a register of deaths, undertakes research and makes recommendations about policies and practices that will prevent or reduce the likelihood of child deaths.