Child abuse deaths 'drop dramatically' says NI review
24 January 2013 Last updated at 19:24 GMT
The number of children who have died in Northern Ireland from abuse or neglect over the past 40 years has been "dropping dramatically", according to a new report.
The first review of its kind was conducted by Queen's University and the NSPCC.
Dr John Devaney, who oversaw the research, said it showed that NI's child protection system was working.
BBC Newsline's Conor Macauley reports.