National Action to Address Child Intentional Injury

The National Action to Address Child Intentional Injury report and the integrated individual country Policy Profiles were developed as tools to bring attention to the intentional injury issue, encourage improvement in policy action and provide a baseline against which to measure progress over time.

The Report on National Action to Address Child Intentional Injury Prevention is the first European report to attempt to examine national level action to address the three major forms of child intentional injury – child maltreatment, peer violence and self-directed violence (e.g., suicide) collectively.

It provides:

  • the rationale for why this important issue needs further attention
  • an overview of available mortality data
  • a description and analysis of the level of adoption, implementation and enforcement of national level policy actions to address child intentional injury divided into four categories – leadership, children’s rights, capacity and data
  • individual country policy profiles for each of the participating Member States: Austria, Belgium (Flanders only), Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden and the United Kingdom (England and Scotland only).

The report was launched by the European Child Safety Alliance with the support of Vice President of the European Parliament Isabelle Durant and Chair of the European Network of Ombudspersons for Children Bernard de Vos in March 2014.

National Action to Address Child Intentional Injury (2.34mb)