In spite of decreases over the last 20 years, injury remains the leading cause of child and adolescent death and disability in Belgium.

Injury prevention work to address child and adolescent injury in Belgium has been fragmented, but the development of a child safety action plan has provided an opportunity to bring the many different organisations together to begin to look at a more coordinated approach. Belgium is represented on the European Child Safety Alliance Steering Group by CRIOC-OIVO and Kind en Gezin.

The current priority areas for child and adolescent injury prevention and safety promotion include completing a Child Safety Action Plan for Belgium with a focus on coordination of activities and improving injury surveillance, home safety, school safety and road safety.

Country Contacts

Christine Tierens

Phone: +32 (0) 2 533 13 27

Rob Buurman

C/O SPF Economie
North Gate II
Boulevard Albert II no16
1000 Brussels

Phone: +32 2 547 0627

Child Safety Action Planning

Below you will find Child Safety Report Cards and Profiles for Belgium, 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.

Injury Data

The Injury Data section provides bar graphs comparing Belgium'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.

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