Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee

The Northern Territory Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee (CDRPC) was established in 2008 pursuant to Chapter 3 Part 3.3 section 209 of the Care and Protection of Children Act 2007 (the Act) following recommendations in the NT Parliament’s Board of Inquiry into the Protection of Aboriginal Children from Sexual Abuse report, ‘Little Children are Sacred Report’.

The Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee is accountable to the Attorney-General and Minister for Justice.

What the committee does

The key responsibilities of the Committee are to fulfill the objectives of the Act which are to assist in the prevention and reduction of child deaths in the NT by maintaining a child deaths register, conducting or sponsoring research about child deaths and developing policy to deal with child deaths, diseases and accidents.

Members

Members of the Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee are appointed by the Minister.

Appointment is based on the qualifications and experience of each nominated person related to the functions of the Committee, independently of the Organisation or Department they are from.

The Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee has the following members:

  • Dr Sara Watson – Convenor
  • Mr Brent Warren – Deputy Convenor
  • Mr Kelvin Currie
  • Ms Colleen Gwynne
  • Dr Robert Parker
  • Dr Charles Kilburn
  • Dr Gary Robinson
  • Detective Superintendent Kristopher Evans
  • Dr Marianne Tiemensma
  • Ms Pricilla Atkins
  • Ms Maree Garrigan
  • Mr Peter Pangquee

Annual Reports

Contact

Child Deaths Review and Prevention Committee
Local Court, Nichols Place
Darwin NT 0800

GPO Box 1281
Darwin NT 0801

Phone: (08) 8999 7590
Email: CDRPH.THS@nt.gov.au

Last updated: 27 November 2018