Our publications section carries all NCMD reports, briefings and data releases. Here you’ll find in-depth analysis of overall child mortality in England, deep dives into specific causes of death with recommendations for improvement in the future, and complete data releases that give you a chance to explore the unique data we hold for yourself.
Child suicide rates during the Covid-19 pandemic in England [Elsevier]
This paper, published in Elsevier’s Journal of Affective Disorders, uses the National Child Mortality Database’s unique data to show that overall child deaths by suicide did not increase during the Covid-19 pandemic – though there is some evidence that they were...
Child deaths in England after Covid-19 infection during the first pandemic year [Nature]
This paper, published in Nature Medicine and based on National Child Mortality Database data, shows that in the first year of the pandemic, 25 children and young people in England died of Covid-19.In the first year of the pandemic, between March 2020 and February...
Child death review data release 2021
Please note this is no longer our most recent data release. You can find a list of all our data releases in our Publications section. The National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) was notified of 3,068 child deaths in England between April 2020 and March 2021. In the...
Suicide in Children and Young People
This report, the second thematic report from the NCMD, looks at deaths that occurred or were reviewed by a child death overview panel between 1st April 2019 and 31st March 2020.
Child mortality in the Covid-19 pandemic [BMJ]
This conference presentation uses real-time data on the deaths of children in England during the Covid-19 pandemic to assess child mortality during the period.There is an urgent need to understand the effect of Covid-19 on illness and mortality in children. This...
Real time child mortality surveillance during the COVID-19 pandemic
NCMD data contributes to the largest study globally of under-18s on the risks of severe illness in children due to COVID-19
NCMD impact report June 2021
Find out about the impact that NCMD is having, both within the sector and nationally.
Child mortality in England during the Covid-19 pandemic [BMJ]
New paper from NCMD on child mortality in England during the COVID-19 pandemic
NCMD second annual report
Our second annual report – based on data from April 2019 to March 2020 – is available online.
Child Mortality and Social Deprivation
The latest report from NCMD finds that the risk of child death in England is linked to deprivation.