Project process

The project activities primarily comprise three interrelated approaches that together will assist countries in adopting, implementing and monitoring evidence-based good practices to reduce injuries and support national child safety action plans.

Project Process
  1. Activities to benchmark and monitor child injury and related actions:
    • Monitoring progress in child safety action through national child safety report cards and profiles in over 30 countries, including all 27 EU Member States
    • Developing and piloting an easy to use Child Safety Index and tool kit to allow sub-national regions (localities within a country) to assess their safety performance against the national picture, and prioritise their actions
  2. Activities to support the uptake and implementation of what works in child injury prevention:
    • Developing case studies of both successful and unsuccessful attempts to adopt and implement evidence-based child injury prevention actions at the national level in participating countries, in order to identify key barriers and facilitators to guide Member States in their own efforts
    • Developing in-depth case studies of how policy decisions regarding child safety are made and how prevention programmes are delivered in six sub-national regions in order to more effectively facilitate implementation of national Child Safety Action Plans, including uptake of evidence-based good practices to sub-national levels
    • Developing audience specific tools which will address three stages of childhood in order to support uptake of evidence-based injury prevention strategies
  3. Activities to explore the multi-sectoral and cross cutting nature of child injury:
    • Exploring the effect of health and social inequities on child injury rates and the effectiveness of injury prevention strategies in addressing inequities within and between EU Member States
    • Mapping responsibility for child injury prevention in the EU, and in participating countries and six sub-national regions in order to:
      1. Illustrate the complexity of the child injury issue and highlight the gains of a co-ordinated multi-sectoral response, and
      2. Build decision makers' understanding of how a multi-sectoral response most effectively utilises scarce resources and allows for gains in other health areas as well.
    • Exploring facilitators and barriers to multi-sectoral action at the national and sub-national (regional) levels, and communicate results in order to support development and/or implementation of national child safety action plans