FREDERICTON (GNB) – The Child Death Review Committee has reviewed the death of a child whose family was known to the Department of Social Development. The results of the review were released today by Chief Coroner Gregory Forestell.

The committee reviews the deaths of children under the age of 19, including those who were in the legal care of the minister of Families and Children, or whose families were in contact with the Department of Social Development within 12 months before the child's death.

The review was into the death of a newborn boy who died about three hours after birth from complications associated with prematurity. The family was known to Social Development and was receiving services through Child Protection services. The committee did not make any recommendations in this case.

The Child Death Review Committee advises the Office of the Chief Coroner, Department of Justice and Public Safety.