The assessment will inform decisions that help make Scotland a safer place to live
The first strategic assessment of Unintentional Harm in Scotland has been published.
The assessment is intended for use as a resource of information for policy makers and local practitioners to help make Scotland's communities safer.
It is the first time that different sources of relevant data and information that inform incidents of unintentional harm in Scotland has been put together into one single strategic assessment.
It provides a snapshot in time of trends and is designed to inform strategic planning and help direct future action and intervention.
It covers everything from fire hazards and fire related injuries in the home, to road safety, deprivation and risks to younger and older people.
The Building Safer Communities programme is a joint initiative which not only includes the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, but its partners across Scottish Government and local authorities, health, third sector parties, the Scottish Community Safety Network, Police Scotland, the University of Edinburgh, RoSPA and CoSLA.
The programme vision is of a flourishing, optimistic Scotland in which resilient individuals, families and communities live safe from crime, disorder, danger and harm.
This is designed to complement the wide range of good work that is underway across the country, both at national and local partnership level.
The full document can be found at: http://www.bsc.scot/publications.html