Scotland's Drowning Prevention Strategy
What can you do to help?
Scotland's Drowning Prevention Strategy highlights the targets, aims, objectives and activities which will help to reduce water related deaths in Scotland.
In March 2017, a response document to the UK Drowning Prevention Strategy was launched followed by a three month consultation period. As part of the consultation, Water Safety Scotland and other relevant bodies felt that the response document justified being transformed into a strategy in its own right.
The Strategy has two main targets:
- Reduce accidental drowning deaths in Scotland by 50 per cent by 2026 and reduce risk among the highest-risk populations, groups and communities
- Contribute to the reduction of water-related suicide
We are reliant on the support, expertise and collaboration of organisations and communities in Scotland to adopt and support the objectives of this response.