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National Child Mortality Database – Report on Child Suicide during the COVID-19 Pandemic in England
Published: 09 Jul 2020
The National Child Mortality Database (NCMD) responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by accelerating its notification and analysis service to develop a real-time surveillance system. This report describes findings from that system relating to death by suicide.
Likely suicides occurring between 1st January – 17th May 2020 were identified from NCMD records. Rates pre and during lockdown (from 23rd March 2020) were compared. A second comparison was made between deaths occurring between 1st April to 17th May in 2019 and 2020.