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20/03/2014

New Report on National Action to Address Child Intentional Injury

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, launched report on National Action to Address Child Intentional Injury

The report describes the prevalence of intentional injuries to children in the European Union, including maltreatment, peer to peer violence and self-directed violence, and examines the level of uptake of national level policies to address intentional child injuries in over 25 Member States. This is the first time that national actions to address child intentional injury are being comprehensively assessed and reported on in the EU.

Within the report are 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 and press release are available at www.childsafetyeurope.org