In spite of decreases over the last 20 years, injury remains the leading cause of child and adolescent death and disability in Spain.
Injury prevention work to address child and adolescent injury in Spain is led by the Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo. Spain is represented on the European Child Safety Alliance Steering Committee by the Spanish Pediatric Association, the Spanish Society of Pediatric Surgery and the Ministerio de Sanidad y Consumo.
The current priority areas for child and adolescent injury prevention and safety promotion in Spain include home safety.
María Jesús Esparza
Spanish Pediatrics Association
Vicenta Lizarbe Alonso
Ministerio de Sanidad y Politica social
SG Promoción de la Salud y Epidemiología Paseo del Prado, 18-20
Child Safety Action Planning
Below you will find Child Safety Report Cards and Profiles for Spain, 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 Spain 2012 (PDF 5.3mb)
- Child Safety Report Card for Spain 2009 (PDF 4.5mb)
- Child Safety Report Card for Spain 2007 (PDF 3.7mb)
- Country profile for Spain 2012 (PDF 1.3mb)
- Country profile for Spain 2009 (PDF 1.02mb)
- Country profile for Spain 2007 (PDF 488kb)
The Injury Data section provides bar graphs comparing Spain'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.