Justice and Public Safety
April 28, 2017

Public Advisory: Child Death Review Committee Case Review

Under section 13.5 of the Fatalities Investigations Act, the Minister of Justice and Public Safety is required, within 60 days after receiving a report from the Child Death Review Committee (CDRC), to make public those recommendations relating to:

  • Relevant protocols, policies and procedures;
  • Standards and legislation;
  • Linkages and coordination of services; and
  • Improvements to services affecting children and pregnant women.

The CDRC forwarded a report to the Minister of Justice and Public Safety on March 2, 2017. The report examines the facts and circumstances surrounding the death of an infant from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) in 2016. This report resulted in the following recommendation:

  • Labrador-Grenfell Health continue to engage in discussion with officials in Innu health and social service programs to discuss culturally-appropriate response to preventing SIDS deaths in Innu communities.

This report has been forwarded to the Child and Youth Advocate.

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Media contact
Lesley Clarke
Justice and Public Safety
709-729-6985, 699-2910

2017 04 28                              12:35 p.m.