Justice and Public Safety
July 16, 2018

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 May 23, 2018. The report examines the facts and circumstances surrounding the death of a youth as the result of accidental drowning in Newfoundland and Labrador. This report resulted in the following recommendation:

  • The Department of Education and Early Childhood Development incorporate materials from the Lifesaving Society of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Drowning Research beginning at least by Grade 7 and to teach boating and water safety. Also, that this information be relayed to parents at least once a year, including in the spring.

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

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