New Briefing Paper from Children's Institute: Child Death Reviews in the Context of Child Abuse Fatalities - Learning from International Practice
This briefing paper provides a review of published articles and reports on child death review mechanisms internationally. By Shanaaz Mathews, (Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town) Naeemah Abrahams (Gender and Health Research Unit, South African Medical Research Council) and Lorna J Martin (Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, University of Cape Town)
The subject matter and the available literature did not lend itself to a systematic review, although the authors sought to identify the most relevant materials to review. The search revealed child death review processes only in high-income settings, suggesting the need to explore its efficacy in middle- and low-income settings.
The Children's Institute is a Childwatch Key Institution based at the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Established in 2001, the CI seeks to contribute to policies, laws and interventions that promote equality, realise the rights and improve the prospects of all children in South Africa.