Category Archives: 2007

VIOLENCE REDUCTION UNIT STRATEGIC PLAN

Countries Covered: Scotland
Date:
 2007

The Violence Reduction Unit Strategic Plan is intended to serve as a framework for securing support and approval and to instigate detailed planning. By explaining their aspirations for Scotland, they hope to encourage and motivate others to become involved in making Scotland a place where violence is considered an aberration, where children, young people and adults no longer face the challenges that interpersonal violence presents in 2007.

PREVENTION OF ROAD TRAFFIC INJURIES AMONG THE ELDERLY

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2007

Prevention of Road Traffic Injuries Among the Elderly – produced by EUNESE

ROAD SAFETY AUTHORITY STRATEGY 2007-2011

Countries Covered: Ireland
Date: 
2007

Ireland’s third Road Safety Strategy seeks to build on the progress and understanding provided by the first two strategies (1998-2002 and 2004-2006), with the objective of radically – and sustainably – improving safety on Irish roads. It draws on the insight and experience of countries implementing best practice in road safety, among them The Netherlands, Sweden, United Kingdom, Norway and France. New Zealand, the states of Victoria and Queensland in Australia, and a number of states in the USA also provided valuable input.

TOMORROW’S ROADS – SAFER FOR EVERYONE: THE SECOND THREE-YEAR REVIEW

Countries Covered: UK
Date: 
2007

This document reports on the second three-year review of the strategy Tomorrow’s roads – safer for everyone. It reports against the 2010 Public Service Agreement (PSA) targets and makes a general assessment of policy implementation, giving examples to illustrate where relevant. Given that there are only a few years left until 2010, this report also identifies the priority areas for attention and sets out what is intended to make Britain’s roads safer. This approach is jointly promoted by the Department for Transport (DFT), the Scottish Executive and the Welsh Assembly Government.

PREVENTION OF ACCIDENTAL POISONING AMONG THE ELDERLY

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2007

Prevention of Accidental Poisoning among the Elderly produced by EUNESE

PREVENTION OF INJURIES DUE TO BURNS, FIRE & FLAMES AMONG THE ELDERLY

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2007

Prevention of Injuries due to Burns, Fire & Flames among the Elderly – produced by EUNESE

PREVENTION OF FALLS AMONG THE ELDERLY

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2007

Prevention of Falls among the Elderly – produced by the European Network for Safety Among Elderly (EUNESE)

CHILD SAFETY STRATEGY: PREVENTING UNINTENTIONAL INJURIES TO CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE IN SCOTLAND

Countries Covered: Scotland
Date:
 2007

In Scotland, a Child Safety Strategy has been produced in support of the Child Safety Action Plan for Europe. The Child Safety Strategy creates a framework for action with a list of recommendations aimed at developing a strategic approach to preventing unintentional injuries to children and young people in Scotland. Development of the plan was led by RoSPA Scotland and the Child Accident Prevention Trust in consultation with key agencies and departments of the Scottish Government, and also in consultation with children directly.

YOUTH AND ROAD SAFETY IN EUROPE

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2007

This briefing, along with the global report Youth and road safety, highlights some of the risk factors that put young people at increased risk. Although also relevant to all ages, factors such as speed, alcohol, not being conspicuous, not using crash helmets, seat-belts and child passenger restraints and road and vehicle designs that do not have inherent safety features built in increase the likelihood of serious road crashes.

INJURY PREVENTION POLICY BRIEFINGS PRODUCED BY EUROSAFE AND THE REGIONAL OFFICE OF THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANISATION

Countries Covered: Europe
Date: 
2007

Policy 1: The role of public health in injury prevention
Policy 2: Developing national policy for injury prevention
Policy 3: Inequality in injury risks