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Safer pathways through childhood

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Safer pathways through childhood

A framework to guide our child death prevention activities.

In addition to maintaining the Queensland Child Death Register, we are responsible analysing the information it holds to identify trends and patterns in child mortality and for conducting research to reduce the likelihood of child deaths. We have developed the Safer pathways through childhood framework to set the direction of its child death prevention activities for the next five years.

Under the Safer pathways framework, we will consider all the factors that may increase the risk of death during childhood – from individual behaviours or characteristics right through to broader social, political and historical factors. Our work is focused on using this information to help achieve health equity for all children. That means working towards ensuring that all children have the same opportunity to lead a full life and to reach their potential.

The framework provides an overview of how we will target child death prevention over the next five years and how we will highlight the experiences of groups of children at increased risk of death during childhood.

Each year, in consultation with stakeholders, we will identify specific prevention activities to address these priorities under an annual action plan.