In spite of decreases over the last 20 years, injury remains the leading cause of child and adolescent death and disability in Northern Ireland.
Injury prevention work to address child and adolescent injury in Northern Ireland is led by the Ministries of Health and Transport. Northern Ireland is represented on the European Child Safety Alliance Steering Committee by the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) and the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT).
The current priority areas for child and adolescent injury prevention and safety promotion in Northern Ireland include home safety and road safety.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, RoSPA
28 Calthorpe Road, Edgbaston
BIRMINGHAM B15 1RP
Child Safety Action Planning
Below you will find Child Safety Report Cards and Profiles for Northern Ireland, who was a participant country in both phases of the Child Safety Action Plan initiative along with a link to their national child safety action plan.
- Child Safety Report Card for Northern Ireland 2007 (PDF 3.95mb)
- Country profile for Northern Ireland 2007 (PDF 487kb)
- Home Accident Prevention Strategy and Action Plan 2004 - 2009 (PDF 267kb)