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  • Title: European Child Safety Alliance
    Descriptive info: .. Loading.. Home.. News.. About us.. TACTICS.. PIECES.. Child Safety Action Plans.. Child Safety Report Cards.. Publications Resources.. Drowning and water safety.. Road safety.. Burns scalds.. Falls.. Poisoning.. Choking, suffocation and strangulation.. Products and safety in the home.. Alcohol, self-harm and violence.. Events.. Archives.. European Child Safety Alliance.. Latest News.. How Safe is Your Country?.. Highlights from the European.. Child Safety Report Card Launch.. Preventing scalds, burns and fires.. Teen self-harm and suicide.. Good investments in injury prevention.. Alcohol's impact on injuries to children.. Rearward facing seats much.. safer for toddlers.. The European Child Safety Alliance was launched in 2000 with the ambition to make the lives of children living in  ...   2013/2014 update on project's progress.. Civil society urges decision-makers to step up action to tackle health inequalities.. 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion.. Promoting health and equity through the Health in All Policies Approach: Conference Statement now online.. Children and Household Chemicals.. Can the EU Member States and industry do more to help prevent child poisonings?.. Clothes and Children's Toys Pose Highest Risks.. Rapex Report 2012 reveals these categories dominated the list of dangerous product alerts in the EU.. New WHO European Road Safety Report released.. Road traffic deaths down by 25% but 92,000 still die each year in the WHO European Region.. Follow @ECSAChildSafety.. Contact us.. |.. Copyright Disclaimer.. Accessibility..

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  • Title: 2013 | News | Archives | European Child Safety Alliance
    Descriptive info: Business Plans.. Child Safety Report Cards 2009.. Child Safety Action Plans 04-07.. 2013.. 2013 News.. Articles.. 27/09/13 - Calling on EU to put people's health and well-being back on top of its priorities.. At EPHA event, opened by Health Commissioner Tonio Borg.. 30/07/13 - Rearward facing seats much safer for toddlers.. Hitting the roads for the holidays? Evidence suggests that children aged 4 and under are up to five times safer when traveling rearward-facing compared with forward-facing.. 27/06/13 - 8th Global Conference on Health Promotion.. 20/06/13 - ECSA Summer 2013 Workshop Themes.. The impact of alcohol on injuries and ways to effectively transfer injury prevention strategies over borders were two key areas addressed at  ...   Greater Emphasis on Injury Prevention.. The report and a related General Comment outline States obligations to child health and emphasise implementation and accountability mechanisms.. 15/03/13 - New WHO European Road Safety Report released.. 14/03/13 - Towards a Europe-wide database of accidents and injuries.. A broad coalition of European organisations has come together to call on the European Commission to propose setting up a.. Pan-European Accident and Injury Data System.. 13/02/13 - Reducing Home Injuries in Central and Eastern Europe.. ECSA participating in a UNICEF endeavor to implement child wellbeing home visits throughout the region.. 29/01/13 - Child Injuries at Home.. Tackling poor housing is the first step towards reducing health inequalities.. Share this page..

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  • Title: About us | European Child Safety Alliance
    Descriptive info: Mission and Vision.. Goals.. Rationale and Scope.. Partners and Sponsors.. Alliance staff.. Member list.. Our child safety experts from across Europe come from diverse fields and settings, including medicine, public health, psychology, education, engineering and government, to share and advocate for what works in child injury prevention to benefit children and their families.. Funding for the Alliance is provided in partnership with the European Commission, the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents, Johnson  ...   hosted and has operated out of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents in Birmingham, England since January 2011, prior to that it was hosted by the Consumer Safety Institute in the Netherlands.. The European Child Safety Alliance is a programme of EuroSafe, the European Association for Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion.. Click here for full contact details of all the Alliance members and affiliates.. Download the 2010 - 2015 Business Plan.. (PDF 126kb)..

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  • Title: TACTICS | European Child Safety Alliance
    Descriptive info: Project process.. TACTICS deliverables.. Who will benefit?.. Project partners.. Child safety report cards profles.. Mapping responsibility for Child Safety.. National case studies.. Child Safety Index and Toolkit.. Project calendar.. Frequently Asked Questions.. Newsletter.. What is TACTICS?.. is a large scale, multi-year initiative working to provide better information, practical tools and resources to support adoption and implementation of evidence-based good practices for the prevention of injury to children and youth in Europe.. In addition, in order to make the lives of all children in Europe safer TACTICS will explore health inequalities as they relate to childhood injury and more specifically target capacity building efforts at the regional and local levels.. The initiative, which  ...   Plan (CSAP) project (2004-2010).. TACTICS is lead by the European Child Safety Alliance in collaboration with a group of academic institutions, NGOs and participation of partners in more than 30 countries including:.. Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Wales.. In partnership with.. These web pages arise from the project TACTICS, which has received funding from the European Union, in the Framework of the Health Programme.. To receive an overview of the TACTICS initiative in a printable, PDF brochure format, please contact.. secretariat@childsafetyeurope.. org..

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  • Title: PIECES | European Child Safety Alliance
    Descriptive info: Why is PIECES important?.. Policy areas of focus.. Project activities and outputs.. PIECES: P.. olicy.. I.. nvestigation in.. E.. urope on.. C.. hild.. ndangerment and.. S.. upport.. What is PIECES?.. PIECES is a 2 year initiative led and coordinated by the European Child Safety Alliance in partnership with experts in Austria, France, Lithuania, Romania, Spain and the United Kingdom.. The project is supported by the European Commission DG Justice DAPHNE programme.. The purpose of the project is to conduct in-depth investigations of select policy  ...   policies are being implemented, monitored and evaluated.. The project will also assist in further defining good practice in the field of children and violence.. The project will run from April 15, 2013 to April 14, 2015 and builds on the work of past EC funded projects such as.. (Tools to Address Childhood Trauma, Injury and Children’s Safety running 2011- 2014).. PIECES receives funding from the European Union in the framework of the DAPHNE Programme and is led and coordinated by the European Child Safety Alliance..

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  • Title: Child Safety Action Plans | European Child Safety Alliance
    Descriptive info: What is the Child Safety Action Plan project?.. The Child Safety Action Plan (CSAP) project is a large scale initiative whose aim is to develop government endorsed national action plans in countries in Europe that enhance child and adolescent safety by increasing awareness of the injury issue and uptake of proven prevention strategies by government, industry, professionals and organisations in areas that relate to child and adolescent safety, and families themselves.. The initiative is led by the European Child Safety Alliance of EuroSafe in partnership with the European Commission, the Health and Environment Alliance (HEAL), UNICEF, the Universities of Keele and the West of England, WHO - European Office and partners in each of the participating countries.. Two phases of the project have been funded by the European Commission.. The first phase involved 18 countries and ran from 2004-2007 and the second phase involved 26 countries and ran from 2007-2010 (details regarding participating countries can be found in the brochures below).. Although the Commission funding for CSAP is now over, the Alliance continues to support its partner countries in developing and implementing  ...   level to undertake such activities:.. Encouraging adoption, implementation and monitoring of evidence-based good practices.. Child safety report cards and profiles based on a set of standard indicators including action indicators.. A Child Safety Action Plan development and mentoring process to facilitate country partners in national plan development.. Click here for an update on each country's.. progess in CSAP development and implementation.. (PDF 24kb).. More information on the child safety report cards can be found on the.. page, and where available information on individual country plans (as available) can be found by country using the map on the home page.. Project resources.. Action Planning for Child Safety.. An overview and progress report on Phase I of this strategic and coordinated approach to reducing child and adolescent injury in Europe, including a more detailed description of the process.. An update of progress to the end of Phase II is available for downloading.. (PDF 4mb).. Action Planning for Child Safety update.. (PDF 16.. 7mb).. Other project resources.. Child Safety Good Practice Guide.. CSAP brochure Phase I.. (PDF 211kb).. CSAP brochure Phase II.. (PDF 1.. 8mb)..

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  • Title: Child Safety Report Cards | European Child Safety Alliance
    Descriptive info: Downloads.. Joanne Vincenten, MEP Malcolm Harbour and European Commissioner Dalli.. Child injury is a leading cause of death for children in Europe and the #1 leading cause for children and adolescents 5-19 years of age.. Deaths are the ‘tip of the injury burden iceberg’ with many more children suffering enormous long-term consequences in terms of physical disability and psychological effects, which in turn represents a large cost to society.. The child safety report cards are a tool that was specifically designed to bring attention to this deadly and debilitating threat.. The 2012 Child Safety Report Cards, developed as part of the Tools to Address Childhood Trauma, Injury and Children’s Safety (.. ) project, are overviews that summarise countries' levels of safety provided to their youngest and most vulnerable citizens through national policy addressing unintentional injury in nine unintentional injury areas (passenger/driver safety, motor scooter and moped safety, pedestrian safety, cycling safety, water safety/drowning prevention, fall prevention, burn prevention, poisoning prevention, choking/strangulation prevention) and leadership, infrastructure and capacity strategies to support child injury prevention efforts up to July 2011.. Child safety report cards were devised to allow:.. A comparative assessment of the burden of unintentional child injury.. A comparative assessment of the adoption,  ...   2009 for 26 countries.. The 2012 report cards represent first time report cards for four of the 31 countries and updates for the remaining 27.. The Child Safety Report Card 2012: Europe Summary for 31 countries provides an overview and summary of the report card results of all 31 countries that participated in the child safety report cards in 2012.. Press release (En).. (PDF 77kb).. Press release (Fr).. (PDF 116kb).. Press release (De).. (PDF 82kb).. (PDF 351kb).. Highlights from the European Launch of the 2012 Child Safety Report Cards.. Child Safety Report Card 2012: Europe Summary for 31 countries.. (PDF 9mb).. A 31-country summary of performance with respect to the level of safety provided to children and adolescents based on over 100 proven effective prevention national level strategies and policies.. Country Report Cards and Profiles.. Report cards.. summarise a country's performance with respect to the level of safety provided to children and adolescents based on over 100 proven effective national level strategies and policies addressing unintentional injury.. Profiles.. provide child injury facts and rates for each country by specific injury area, plus information on socio-demographic determinants and availability of affordable child safety equipment.. Browse the Country Report Cards and Profiles.. on Facebook..

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  • Title: Publications & Resources | European Child Safety Alliance
    Descriptive info: Alliance Fact and Tip Sheets.. Alliance Position Statements.. Tap water scalds.. Baby walkers.. European Policy Documents.. Injury Reports.. ECSA resources are available on-line.. Hard copy and permission enquiries may be directed to the secretariat (.. ) or by telephone at.. +44 121 248 2000.. Below you can find all of the Alliance Publications and Resources.. Child safety fact and tipsheets are listed by topic at the bottom of this page.. Alliance Publications.. This informative summary compares countries on the adoption, implementation and enforcement of over 100 evidence-based child injury prevention national level policies.. The comparisons allow policy makers and other stakeholders at the national and international levels to identify gaps in policies including legislation and outline ways to move forward to encourage uptake evidenced strategies.. The report also includes a comparison of progress made since the 2007 and 2009 Child Safety Report Cards and an introduction to the issue of inequalities as they relate to unintentional child injury.. Child Safety Country Report Cards and Profiles 2012.. Available for 31 countries in Europe, these Report Cards score each country on the level of adoption, implementation and enforcement of over 100 evidence-based child injury prevention national level policies in the areas of road traffic accidents, drowning, falls, burns, poisonings, choking and strangulation and leadership, infrastructure and capacity to support child safety activities.. The country Profiles are a companion piece which provide child injury facts and rates for each country, plus detail further information on socio-demographic determinants and the availability of affordable child safety equipment.. Download the Child Safety Report Cards.. Child Safety Report Card 2009: Europe Summary for 24 countries.. This informative summary compares Member states performances on the adoption, implementation and enforcement of over 100 evidence-based child injury prevention strategies and policies.. The comparisons allow policy makers to identify gaps in national and EU legislation and outline ways to move forward to encourage uptake evidenced strategies.. The report also includes a comparison of progress made since the first European summary report card of 2007.. (PDF 6.. 6mb).. Child Safety Country Report Cards and Profiles 2009.. Available for 24 European countries, these Report Cards score each country on the level of adoption, implementation and enforcement of over 100 evidence-based child injury prevention strategies and policies in the areas of road traffic accidents, drowning, falls, burns, poisonings, choking and strangulation and leadership, infrastructure and capacity to support child safety activities.. Download the.. Child Safety Report Card 2007: Europe Summary for 18 countries.. This summary from 2007 presents the results for the 18 countries that participated in the first phase of child safety action planning, and compares their performances on the adoption, implementation and enforcement of evidence-based child injury prevention strategies and policies.. Country level report cards and profiles are also available for the 2007 assessment.. (PDF 5mb).. Action Planning for Child Safety: a strategic and coordinated approach to reducing the number one cause of death for children in Europe.. This project summary for the Child Safety Action Plan initiative (CSAP) describes the process undertaken for the development of national child safety action plans in Europe.. It highlights how the different phases of the project - assessment, strategic planning and action planning - fit together to support countries in their planning, and demonstrates the importance of a multi-sectoral and cross-cutting approach to injury prevention.. An overview and progress report on the strategic and coordinated approach to reducing child and adolescent injury in Europe, including a more detailed description of the process - a nine step process divided into three broad phases: assessment, strategic planning and action  ...   Child Safety Alliance Strategic Business Plan 2004 - 2009 / 2010 - 2015.. The strategic business plan identifies the mandate, general operations and work focus for the European Child Safety Alliance in its goal of working to make life safer for children in Europe.. Business plan 2010 - 2015.. (PDF 125kb).. The Stockholm Manifesto: creating a safe environment for children in Europe.. On September 21, 2004, 80 delegates from 18 countries in Europe participated in a workshop focused on safer environments for children in Europe.. The culmination of this event was the drafting and discussion of the Stockholm Manifesto, a declaration of a call to action to reduce the leading cause of death for children in Europe - injury.. Stockholm Manifesto (En).. (PDF 5.. 1mb).. Stockholm Manifesto (De).. (PDF 138kb).. Stockholm Manifesto (Gr).. (PDF210kb).. Stockholm Manifesto (It).. (PDF 131kb).. Children as Agents of Change: how children have influenced health and environmental policy.. This policy paper examines the ways in which children have historically acted as catalysts for change in policy and practice related to health and the environment.. Including accounts of how child safety has led policy in diverse areas, it demonstrates how those changes ultimately opened the way for broader political impact that benefited not just children, but improved health, workplace and environmental policies for all ages.. The theme of this child policy paper is to examine the ways in which children have, in the past, acted as catalysts for changes in policy and practice related to health and the environment.. In particular, have these changes ultimately benefited the wider community?.. Children as Agents of Change.. (PDF 2.. 2mb).. Parents Perceptions of Child Safety: A 14 Country Study.. This report presents the findings of a quantitative survey of the perceptions of parents of young children regarding child safety from across Europe.. The results indicate that while parents do take actions to keep their children safe, they are often unaware of or have misperceptions about the greatest hazards.. The findings include surprising results that illuminate issues with regard to the effect of social demographics and inequalities on injury in Europe.. Parents Perceptions of Child Safety.. (PDF 1mb).. Priorities for Child Safety in the European Union: agenda for action.. The 2nd edition of the European Child Safety Alliance White Book presents an overview of child injury issues within the European Union, including the size of the problem, opportunities for improvement, environmental trends and policies affecting child injury.. It provides an overview of current structures and standards in place, as well as outlines the infrastructure, processes and support policy makers should support to reduce injuries.. The 2nd edition of the European Child Safety Alliance White Book, Priorities for Child Safety in the European Union: Agenda for Action was launched on June 9, 2004 at the 7th World Conference on Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion.. This white book presents an overview of the child injury issue within the European Union, including the size of the problem, opportunities for improvement, environmental trends and policies affecting child injury.. Priorities for Child Safety in the European Union (En).. (PDF 621kb).. Priorities for Child Safety in the European Union (Es).. 95mb).. A Guide to Child Safety Regulations and Standards in Europe.. This guide examines the role of regulation in child injury prevention in an expanding Europe.. The different aspects of the regulatory process are presented and a one of a kind comprehensive listing of current safety standards and regulations related to a broad range of injury topics including is presented.. Guide to Child Safety Regulations and Standards in Europe..

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  • Title: Drowning and water safety | Injury Topics | European Child Safety Alliance
    Descriptive info: Drowning is the second leading cause of injury death to children in Europe.. Whether they occur at home, or on vacation, drowning happens very quickly.. Learn here who is at risk and how you can prevent it.. Including tips on boating, water sports from snorkeling to SCUBA diving, child-friendly pools and garden ponds, swimming lessons and smart vacation planning, The European Child Safety Alliance offers the following information to help you keep children safe by the water.. Protecting children and youths in water recreation.. Developed with the support of the European Commission and in collaboration with professional water recreation associations and injury prevention experts across Europe, these guidelines provide facts on injuries and hazards, and outline specific safety recommendations for 13 common water settings.. The guidelines help those in the tourism and water recreation industries tailor their services for both fun and safety.. Protecting children and youths in water recreation (En).. Protecting children and youths in water recreation (Es).. Drowning and Water Safety Factsheets.. Factsheet: Drowning.. (PDF  ...   and health care professionals.. Water Wise facts.. (PDF 475kb) - Facts on childhood drowning.. Water Wise safety tips.. (PDF 451kb) - Water safety and drowning prevention tips for parents and caregivers.. Water Wise vacation planning.. (PDF 296kb) - Questions to ask when choosing a holiday location.. Water Wise vacation checklist.. (PDF 513kb) - Actions to take upon arrival at your holiday location.. Water Wise recreation.. (PDF 413kb) - Children, water sports and boating.. Water Wise doctor's advice.. 8mb) - A short list of key drowning prevention factors.. Water Wise poster.. 8mb) - Listing the key campaign messages and water safety rules.. Water Wise ads.. (PDF 120kb) - A series of water safety ads.. Water Wise TV spot.. (MPG 3.. 3mb) - Highlighting the importance of drowning prevention.. Current EU national level policy on water safety / drowning prevention.. Further charts are available in the.. Child Safety Report Card 2012: Europe Summary for 31 Countries.. Good practices for prevention: proven effective prevention measures.. This chart is taken from the..

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  • Title: Road Safety | Injury Topics | European Child Safety Alliance
    Descriptive info: Road Safety.. Every year in Europe around 127,000 people are killed and at least 2.. 4 million people are injured in road traffic accidents.. Road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death and severe injuries among children aged 0–14 years and are the cause for 34% of child injury deaths annually.. This includes pedestrians, cyclists and motor vehicle passengers.. An estimated 200,000 families per  ...   due to a road traffic injury in the European Union (EU).. For more facts on road safety, see our factsheet below.. Factsheet: Never leave children in cars.. (PDF 253kb).. Factsheet: Childhood road safety.. (PDF 164kb).. Joint ANEC, ECSA and Euro NCAP Statement: Child safety in cars.. (PDF 142kb).. Further information on road safety is divided into 3 categories:.. Passenger safety.. Pedestrian safety.. Cycling safety and Motorcycles..

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  • Title: Burns & scalds | Injury Topics | European Child Safety Alliance
    Descriptive info: Burns and scalds are the fourth leading cause of death in the European Union for children.. Young children are especially vulnerable to burns and scalds because their skin is thinner than adults and can suffer serious burns more quickly.. For more facts on burns and scalds, see  ...   Factsheet: Fires in the Home.. (PDF 324kb).. Tipsheet: Preventing Contact Burns and Scalds.. (PDF 417kb).. Tipsheet: Preventing Fires in the Home.. (PDF 338kb).. Position statement on tap water scalds.. Related resources.. WHO Report Burns Prevention: success stories, lessons learned.. Current EU national level policy on burns and scalds..

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