We are an independent multidisciplinary committee working towards the reduction of preventable deaths of children and young people in the ACT.

We achieve this by:

Key Statistics

On average, 25 children and young people die in the ACT each year.

The majority - 65% - are infants under the age of one.

Suicide is the leading cause of death for young people in the ACT ages 13 to 17, similar to national data.

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Our research

Review of Children and Young People Who Have Died as a Result of Intentional Self-Harm

To better understand how to prevent youth suicide, the Committee researched the deaths of 8 young people who died by suicide in the ACT between 2017 and 2019.