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Child Safety Report Cards: How much progress?

HEAL Member European Child Safety Alliance has just launched their assessment on what countries are doing to make it safe for children – which is a goal of all WHO European countries (Regional Priority Goal 2, Children’s Health and Environment Action Plan for Europe). The 2012 edition of the Child Safety Report Cards benchmark progress in 29 countries. They were launched at the European Parliament with the support of MEP Malcolm Harbour, Chair of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee and European Commissioner for Health and Consumer Policy, John Dalli. Information on the assessment was featured in the leading medical journal, the Lancet. HEAL has provided support to the project especially in the area of harmful chemicals used as flame retardant.

The 2012 Report Cards and Profiles describe:

  • how well a country is doing to make it safe for children
  • the gaps in action on unintentional injury that need to be addressed
  • which good practices should be adopted to prevent injuries and to save more children’s lives.

For further information and to see how your country fares on preventing children’s injuries see:

Originally posted on 20 June 2012

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