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

Injury prevention work to address child and adolescent injury in Italy is led by the Ministry of Health, but decentralised to the regional levels where the responsibility for the practical initiation of preventive work lies. Italy is represented on the European Child Safety Alliance Steering Committee by the Directorate General of Prevention – Ministry of Health.

The current priority areas for child and adolescent injury prevention and safety promotion include road safety, home safety and gaining government endorsement of the Child Safety Action Plan for Italy.

Country Contact

Guiseppina Lecce

Ministry of Labour, Health and Social Policies
Directorate General of Prevention
Via G. Ribotta 5
00144 ROME

Phone: +39 06 599 437 28 / +39 349 0091623
Fax: +39 06 599 438 13

Child Safety Action Planning

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