National child death database to launch next year

A new national database recording all child deaths is to launch in April next year in a bid to improve information sharing which will help prevent future deaths, the government has announced.

The launch of a national child death database is part of an overhaul of local safeguarding arrangements. 

Details of the National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) were unveiled in joint statutory guidance released by the Department of Health and the Department for Education for clinical commissioning groups and local authorities as child death review partners.

Read the full article on this link to Children and Young People Now

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