The Child Death and Serious Injury Review Committee’s thirteenth annual report was tabled in Parliament by the Minister for Education, Hon John Gardner on 13 November 2018.
Figures presented in the Report document the discrepancies in the rate of child death between the regions of South Australia.
Since 2005, more than one in every thousand children in the Far North region died before the age of 18. This is three and a half times higher than the State average.
Also of note is the rate of death of Aboriginal children in South Australia, which is almost four times higher than the rate for non-Aboriginal children.
The 2017-18 CDSIRC Annual Report is available for download.