In spite of decreases over the last 20 years, injury remains the leading cause of child and adolescent death and disability in Finland.
Injury prevention work to address child and adolescent injury in Finland is led by the Ministry of Health and Finland is represented on the European Child Safety Alliance Steering Group by the National Public Health Institute.
The current priority areas for child and adolescent injury prevention and safety promotion in Finland include beginning development of a Child Safety Action Plan to be part of an overall child health plan, home safety and adolescent risk taking.
National Institute for Health and Welfare
Injury Prevention Unit
Child Safety Action Planning
Below you will find Child Safety Report Cards and Profiles for Finland, who is a participant country in the TACTICS project and the past Child Safety Action Plan initiative, along with a link to their planning document. Development of a national child safety action plan is in progress.
- Child Safety Report Card for Finland 2012 (PDF 5.4mb)
- Child Safety Report Card for Finland 2009 (PDF 4.6mb)
- Country profile for Finland 2012 (PDF 1.3mb)
- Country profile for Finland 2009 (PDF 1.05mb)
- Providing a Safe Environment for Our Children and Young People:
Finland's national action plan for injury prevention among children and youth (En) (PDF 402kb)
- Turvallinen elämä lapsille ja nuorille:
Kansallinen lasten ja nuorten tapaturmien ehkäisyn ohjelma (Fi) (PDF 1.5mb)
The Injury Data section provides bar graphs comparing Finland's injury death rates with the injury death rates for the other countries in the WHO European Region. Bar graphs are provided in PDF format for easy download for all unintentional injury deaths and by external cause of unintentional injury topic using data from the WHO Mortality Database and the European Report on Child Injury Prevention. In addition, bar graphs for suicide and homicide are also provided, however these data are slightly older.