July 13, 2010
FREDERICTON (CNB) - The Child Death Review Committee has reviewed the deaths of two children whose families were known to Child Protection Services. The committee recommendations were released today by Chief Coroner Gregory Forestell.
The committee investigates the deaths of children younger than 19, who were in the legal care of the minister of Social Development, or whose families were in contact with the child protection system within 12 months before the child's death.
A response to these recommendations from the Department of Social Development will be released within the 45-day time frame established in the terms of reference of the committee.
The committee made the following recommendations:
The Child Death Review Committee now advises the Office of the Chief Coroner, Department of Public Safety. It was transferred from the Department of Social Development in 2009.
MEDIA CONTACT: Meghan Cumby, communications, Department of Public Safety, 506-444-5267.