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Scotland’s Drowning Prevention Strategy

Scotland's Drowning Prevention Strategy was launched in January 2018. 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.


A two year review as well as interim review have been completed. These reviews resulted in a number of additions to the activities and objectives of the Strategy. A full review is anticipated in 2026.

First Minister of Scotland, Humza Yousaf and the Team
Humza Yousaf, First Minister of Scotland and members of the WSS Team.

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