In spite of decreases over the last 20 years and some of the lowest rates in the EU27, injury remains the leading cause of child and adolescent death and disability in Sweden.
Injury prevention work to address child and adolescent injury in Sweden is led by the Ministry of Defence and coordinated by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency. Sweden is represented on the European Child Safety Alliance Steering Committee by the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency.
Examples of current areas of focus for child and adolescent injury prevention and safety promotion include home safety, road safety and completing the Child Safety Action Plan for Sweden.
Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)
Norra Klaragatan 18 - Karolinen
651 81 KARLSTAD
Child Safety Action Planning
Below you will find Child Safety Report Cards and Profiles for Sweden, 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 Sweden 2012 (PDF 5.4mb)
- Child Safety Report Card for Sweden 2009 (PDF 4.5mb)
- Child Safety Report Card for Sweden 2007 (En) (PDF 3.9mb)
- Child Safety Report Card for Sweden 2007 (Se) (PDF 296kb)
- Country profile for Sweden 2012 (PDF 1.3mb)
- Country profile for Sweden 2009 (PDF 1mb)
- Country profile for Sweden 2007 (En) (PDF 481kb)
- Country profile for Sweden 2007 (Se) (PDF 261kb)
- Guidance document for development of a Child Safety Action Plan in Sweden and Joint authority child safety plan (summary) (PDF 62kb)
The Injury Data section provides bar graphs comparing Sweden'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.