Scotland's Drowning Prevention Strategy

Dawn Whittaker

Errol Taylor

James Jopling

David McGown

Brian Robson

Di Steer

 

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  • Join Water Safety Scotland (WSS)
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  • Use the WSS website or logo at the bottom of your signature strip
  • Support a WSS partner's campaign like RLSS UK's "Don't Drink and Drown"
  • Get your local community involved in water safety
  • Volunteer with partner organisations

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.

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