Research and analysis

Serious and fatal child maltreatment: data on violent and maltreatment-related deaths in 2009 to 2010

Report that provides up-to-date, comprehensive data on serious and fatal maltreatment of children in England.

Detail

This interim report summarises data from serious case reviews (SCR) notified to the Department for Education during 2009 to 2010. The aim of this work is to provide up-to-date, comprehensive data on serious and fatal maltreatment of children in England, and to set the data in the context of other relevant data on children’s health, well-being and possible harm. This has been achieved through a descriptive analysis of serious case reviews from 2009 to 2010, using data from the database reports.

Data are compared to other available data sources including Office for National Statistics (ONS) death registration statistics, Home Office data on recorded homicides, child death overview panel returns, and the children in need census.