Child safety reference frameworks: A policy tool for child injury prevention at the sub-national level

Beatrice Scholtes, Peter Schröder-Bäck, Morag Mackay, Joanne Vincenten, Helmut Brand

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Objectives: The aim of this paper is to present the Child Safety Reference Frameworks (CSRF), a policy advice tool that places evidence-based child safety interventions, applicable at the sub-national level, into a framework resembling the Haddon Matrix. Method: The CSRF is based on work done in previous EU funded projects, which we have adapted to the field of child safety. The CSRF were populated following a literature review. Results: Four CSRF were developed for four domains of child safety: road, water and home safety, and intentional injury prevention. Conclusion: The CSRF can be used as a reference, assessment and comparative tool by child safety practitioners and policy makers working at the sub-national level.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)120-128
Number of pages9
JournalCentral European Journal of Public Health
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-06-2017


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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