Year Published: 2013

Authors: Shanaaz Mathews, Naeemah Abrahams and Lorna J Martin

Publisher: Children's Institute, University of Cape Town

Suggested Citation: Mathews S, Abrahams N & Martin LJ (2013) Child death reviews in the context of child abuse fatalaties - learning from international practice (Briefing Paper). Children's Institute, University of Cape Town.


This briefing paper provides a review of published articles and reports on child death review mechanisms internationally. The subject matter and the available literature did not lend itself to a systematic review, although the authors sought to identify the most relevant materials to review. The search revealed child death review processes only in high-income settings, suggesting the need to explore its efficacy in middle- and low-income settings.