Injuries: policy context
The multi-agency nature of effective action against injuries is reflected in the many places accident and injury prevention appears within government and local policy. This includes, transport, fire, health and safety, and many other specific strategies.
The National Falls Programme supports Community Falls Leads in development and implementation of systematic, integrated, co-ordinated and person-centred approach to falls and fracture prevention within Health and Social Care Partnerships. The Programme focuses on partnership working to deliver The Prevention and Management of Falls in the Community. A Framework for Action for Scotland 2014-16, published by the Scottish Government in October 2014. The Framework focuses on falls prevention and management and fracture prevention for older people living in the community.
The Injury Observatory for Britain and Ireland (IOBI) website provides a comprehensive and detailed summary of the relevant policy and strategy documents for the UK and Europe from 1998 onwards. However, more recently, this site has included more practical help and advice, including websites, campaigns, pilot projects, toolkits and other resources.
Some of the initiatives, websites, etc. relevant to Scotland include:
- Falls Information Zone (NHS inform, 2016)
- New Water Safety Initiative (RoSPA Scotland, 2015)
- Child Safety Scotland Website (Child Safety Scotland, 2014)
- Home Safety Scotland checklist updated (Home Safety Scotland, 2014)
- New Safety Tool for Children (Go Safe Scotland/RoSPA, 2013)
- Kids in the Car Campaign (Road Safety Scotland, 2013)
- Home Safety Scotland Website (Home Safety Scotland, 2013)
- Cross Party Group on Accident Prevention and Awareness ( RoSPA Scotland, 2013)
- Go Safe on Scotland's Roads It's Everyone's Responsibility: Scotland's Road Safety Framework to 2020 (Scottish Government, 2009)
- Child Safety Strategy: Preventing Unintentional Injuries to Children and Young People in Scotland [224Kb] (RoSPA Scotland, Child Accident Prevention Trust, 2007)
Scottish Action Plan on Health and Safety (Scottish Government, 2007)
Can the Home Ever Be Safe [564KB] (RoSPA, 2005)