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Under our legislation, we don’t investigate individual children’s and families’ circumstances. If you suspect a child in Queensland is experiencing harm or neglect, please contact the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs.

Child death reports and data

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Child death reports and data

We are responsible for a number of functions relating to child deaths in Queensland, including:

  • maintaining a register of all child deaths in Queensland based on notifications from the Registrar of Births, Deaths and Marriages and details of all child deaths reported to the Office of the State Coroner
  • researching the risk factors associated with child deaths and making recommendations to prevent such deaths occurring, and
  • preparing an Annual Report on child deaths.

Annual Report: Deaths of children and young people 2020-21

The Annual Report: Deaths of children and young people, Queensland, 2020-21 was tabled on 17 February, 2022. The authorised electronic version of the annual report can be accessed on the Queensland Parliament website in the online tabled papers.

The QFCC collects, analyses and publishes information about child deaths to help prevent future deaths and serious injuries.  We work with researchers and other agencies to raise community awareness and develop prevention programs and policies.

We provide detailed child death data to researchers and organisations, at no cost - please email child_death_prevention@qfcc.qld.gov.au

The materials presented on this site are provided by the Queensland Government for informational purposes only. Users should note that the electronic versions of the annual report on this site is not recognised as the official or authorised version. The official copy of the annual report, as tabled in the Legislative Assembly of Queensland can be accessed from the Queensland Parliament's tabled papers website database.