In spite of decreases over the last 20 years, injury remains the leading cause of child and adolescent death and disability in Scotland.
Injury prevention work to address child and adolescent injury in Scotland is led by the National Health Service. Scotland 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 Scotland include home safety, school safety, road safety and gaining government endorsement of the Child Safety Action Plan for Scotland.
Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, RoSPA
43 Discovery Terrace, Heriot-watt University Research Park
EDINBURGH EH14 4AP
Child Safety Action Planning
Below you will find Child Safety Report Cards and Profiles for Scotland, who is a participant country in the TACTICS project and both phases of 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 Scotland 2012 (PDF 5.4mb)
- Child Safety Report Card for Scotland 2009 (PDF 4.6mb)
- Child Safety Report Card for Scotland 2007 (PDF 3.8mb)
- Country profile for Scotland 2012 (PDF 1.3mb)
- Country profile for Scotland 2009 (PDF 1.08mb)
- Country profile for Scotland 2007 (PDF 460kb)
- Child Safety Strategy: Preventing unintentional injuries to children and young people in Scotland (PDF 455kb)