In spite of decreases over the last 20 years, injury remains the leading cause of child and adolescent death and disability in the United Kingdom.
Injury prevention work to address child and adolescent injury in the United Kingdom occurs at the level of the constituent countries: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. The United Kingdom 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).
For more details on current injury prevention activities in the United Kingdom, please see the individual constituent countries.
The Injury Data section provides bar graphs comparing the United Kingdom'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.