Chief coroner releases results of a child death review

The Child Death Review Committee has not made any recommendations following an examination of the death of a child whose family was known to the Department of Social Development.

The 13-year-old girl died of complications associated with a cardiac-related degenerative disease while she was in palliative care.

Government says the family was receiving services under the Family Supports for Children with Disabilities Program.

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

Chief Coroner Gregory Forestell released the results of the review.