The Child Death Review Team
The NSW Child Death Review Team reviews the deaths of children in NSW, with the purpose of preventing and reducing child deaths. In February 2011, the NSW Ombudsman became the Convenor of the NSW Child Death Review Team. The NSW Child Death Review Team reports to the NSW Parliament each year in relation to child deaths.
The NSW Child Death Review Team continues to be concerned about Sudden Unexpected Deaths in Infancy. Almost 50 infants die suddenly and unexpectedly each year. The NSW Child Death Review Team report indicates although rates have been declining the rate has not changed significantly since 2008. The full report is available from NSW Ombudsman.
NSW SIDS and Kids
SIDS and Kids is an organisation dedicated to saving the lives of babies and children during pregnancy, birth, infancy and childhood and supporting bereaved families. Their work and organisation, including support for world-class research; evidence-based education and bereavement support; and advocacy is outlined on their website. More information, and resources including brochures can also be found on SIDS and Kids.
Resources for NSW Health
As a result of the 2014 Safe Sleep Audit findings, recommendations were formulated by the Office of Kids and Families to support consistent messaging in relation to safer sleep practices. Amongst a number of other strategies, NSW Health, in partnership with SIDS and Kids NSW, have developed a short
PowerPoint presentation to assist local health districts in providing in-service education on safer sleeping practices to clinicians working in maternity facilities.
Safe sleep publications