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

Injury prevention work to address child and adolescent injury in Germany is led by the Ministry of Health but much of the work is decentralised to the state (Bundesländer) level where the responsibility for the practical initiation of preventive work lies. Germany is represented on the European Child Safety Alliance Steering Group by Bundesarbeitsgemeinschaft (BAG) Mehr Sicherheit für Kinder e.V. (Safe Kids Germany, the leading national NGO in the field of childhood injury prevention representing 45 networking organisations and professionals in Germany.

The current priority areas for child and adolescent injury prevention and safety promotion include home safety, school safety and gaining government endorsement of the Child Safety Action Plan for the Germany and negotiating agreements with national and regional partners to implement the safety measures recommended in the action plan.

Country Contact

Martina Abel

BAG Mehr Sicherheit für Kinder e.V. / Safe Kids Germany
Christian-Lassen-Str. 11 a
D-53117 Bonn

Phone: +49 228 6883410
Fax: +49 228 6883488

Child Safety Action Planning

Below you will find Child Safety Report Cards and Profiles for Germany, 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 Germany'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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