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 the Netherlands.

Injury prevention work to address child and adolescent injury in the Netherlands is led by the Ministry for Health, Welfare and Sport. The Netherlands is represented on the European Child Safety Alliance Steering Committee by the Dutch Consumer Safety Institute.

The current priority areas for child and adolescent injury prevention and safety promotion include home safety, school safety, road safety and the development of a comprehensive national Child Safety Action Plan for the Netherlands.

Country Contact

Ine Buuron

Stichting Consument en Veiligheid
Rijswijkstraat 2


Child Safety Action Planning

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