Scotland's Drowning Prevention Strategy

Two Year Revie 

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.

Since the strategy’s launch, Water Safety Scotland has worked tirelessly to meet these targets. A Two-Year Review of the strategy brings together all the work achieved from 2018-2020.


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What can you do to help?

  • Join Water Safety Scotland (WSS)
  • Follow us on Twitter and Facebook
  • 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