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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-01010: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 22 June 2016

To ask the Scottish Government (a) when it will act on recommendations made in its Child Death Review Report of 2014 and the subsequent steering group report of March 2016 to introduce a national collaborative multi-agency system for reviewing the circumstances surrounding the death of a child and (b) what work it will do toward reducing avoidable mortality in children and young people.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 20 July 2016

The Scottish Government is acting on the recommendations made in the Child Death Review Reports of 2014 and 2016 and is at the early stage of establishing a national child death review system in Scotland.

Child death reviews in Scotland will consider modifiable and preventable factors, and will incorporate local and national data collection, to learn lessons with the aim of reducing avoidable mortality in children and young people.