“Numbers have no way of speaking for themselves; we speak for them, we imbue them with meaning” Nate Silver, Statistician
NCMD began collecting data all children who die in England on 1 April 2019, as part of the Child Death Review process and through a multi-agency information gathering process. There are two ways in which child death data is analysed by NCMD: Real-time surveillance of deaths as they occur, and analysis of reviewed data (comprehensive information collected as part of a review undertaken by local Child Death Overview Panels (CDOPs)).
It is important that the information we hold is viewed in the context of a range of considerations such as analysis methodology and data limitations as well as insights and recommendations – and so we publish data in the form of reports.
More resources from NCMD
NCMD reports with data
Find below the key reports from NCMD which provide insights into the data we hold…
NCMD data contributes to the largest study globally of under-18s on the risks of severe illness in children due to COVID-19
New paper from NCMD on child mortality in England during the COVID-19 pandemic
Our second annual report – based on data from April 2019 to March 2020 – is available online.
The latest report from NCMD finds that the risk of child death in England is linked to deprivation.
Report released on child death review data in England between 1 April 2019 and 31 March 2020 (replaces the LSCB1 statistical return).
A briefing on child suicide rates in England during the COVID-19 pandemic is available online – read in full…