In this section, you will find a number of documents that will be useful in understanding drowning in Scotland and the UK.
"Collaboration is essential if we are to succeed in reducing fatalities around the waters of the UK"
Below are a number of documents that you may find useful.
This guidance is about preventing suicides at locations of concern and is an important part of the suicide prevention strategy in Scotland.
The Annual Water Related Fatalities comes out every year and classifies the nature of each fatality into five headings: Accident, Natural cause, Suicide, Crime and Not recorded.
Assessing Inland Accidental Drowning Risk in partnership with BNFL (British Nuclear Fuels) focuses on a wider analysis of inland drowning incidents and risks across the whole of the UK.
Local Authority Approaches to managing water safety is a leading document which looks at current policy and practice – things of which could help prevent drowning incidents.
Delivering Accident Prevention at local level in the new public health system is a Public Health document which looks at water accident prevention in practise in England.
Water Safety Policy in Scotland – A Guide is a new document which provides a framework for local authorities to create a water safety policy. It also has useful information on roles and responsibilities.