Social Development

Recommendations of Child Death Review Committee released (09/09/11)

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Sept. 11, 2009

FREDERICTON (CNB) - The recommendations made by the Child Death Review Committee, which reviewed the case of a child whose family was known to Child Protection Services, Department of Social Development, have been released by Social Development Minister Kelly Lamrock.

The committee investigates the deaths of children younger than 19 years, who were in the legal care of the minister, or whose families were in contact with the child protection system within 12 months prior to the child's death.

"I would like to thank the Child Death Review Committee for its work on this case," said Lamrock. "Our government will review the recommendations and consider ways in which it could improve the protection of children. A response from this department will be released within the 45-day time limit."

The committee made three recommendations:

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MEDIA CONTACT: Alison Aiton, communications, Department of Social Development, 506-444-2416.

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