Protected to death in 2014 by the NSW Foster Care System
- Category: Child protection statistics
- Created: Friday, 18 November 2016 18:10
- Written by Administrator
In 2014, 79 children died in NSW. 11 of those children were in out of home care.  This means that 7 % of the children who died were removed from parents [alive] and were protected to death by the department [FACS].
There were 1,400,000 children under the age of 15 years in NSW in 2014,  leaving a total of 1,373,576 children not in OOHC. And of those children, 68 died. There were 26,424 in out of home care NSW in 2014.  And of those children [in care] 11 of them died.
This means that:
- The rate of children dying in foster care is 1 child death per 2,402 children.
- And the rate of children dying not in foster care is 1 child death per 20,199 children.