The Queensland Family and Child Commission will host a new and independent Child Death Review Panel.
The initiative complements the QFCC’s oversight role and the child death register function, and was announced on Tuesday 11 June, 2019 as part of the Queensland Government’s delivery of the 2019/20 Budget.
The creation of the new Child Death Review Panel follows a recommendation in the QFCC’s report A systems review of individual findings following a death of a child.
The function will be transferred from the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women, along with a new format for the Panel. Legislative amendments will be carried out to transition the Child Death Review Panel.