10.19 Systems and Practice Reviews following the serious physical injury or death of a child

Purpose

This procedure outlines the process for undertaking a review of departmental intervention following the serious physical injury or death of a child who was known to the department in the year prior to their injury or death.

Key steps

  1. Implement actions following the serious physical injury death of a child
  2. Participate in the review
  3. Actions arising from review processes

Standards

  1. The department reviews its involvement with a child where the child was known to the department in the year prior to their death or serious physical injury.
  2. Reviews are completed within six months from the date the department is informed about the child’s injury or death.
  3. Final review reports are provided to all departmental staff involved in the review, relevant CSSC managers and the relevant regional director, to allow critical discussion and reflection on learnings.

Authority