How many child deaths are reviewed by child death overview panels?
In the same period, 2,575 child deaths – which might have occurred during the period or before – were reviewed in detail by child death overview panels. The data was collected as part of the child death review process, which applies to all children under the age of 18 and is mandatory in England.
What is an unexplained death in children?
It's a broad term for any death of a child between the ages of 1 and 18 years that remains unexplained after a thorough investigation, including an autopsy.
How many children die of abuse and neglect in the UK?
Annual numbers of deaths from abuse or neglect of children known to social services have remained stable for several years at about 58 in the UK. It could always be fewer, but Britain, Munro points out, “has a relatively low death rate compared with the US and Australia”.
Why do so many children die suddenly?
Every year in the United States, a few hundred children die suddenly and without explanation. Now researchers have found gene variants that may contribute to some of those tragic deaths.