Scotlands Drowning Prevention Strategy 2018-2026

Scotlands-Drowning-Prevention-Strategy 2018-2026

Please find attached Scotland’s Drowning Prevention Strategy 2018-2026 developed by Water Safety Scotland.

The strategy aims to reduce drownings across Scotland highlighting drowning statistics in Scotland and the whole of the UK. Water Safety Scotland’s aims include -promoting water safety education and initiatives to schools and encouraging local authorities to develop a water safety policy.

Following the tragic drownings, of a mother and her son, at Aberdeen beach in 2016 the Aberdeen Water Safety Group was formed to tackle the issue of drowning. This action group have worked over the past year to increase water safety awareness and to help keep visitors and the people of Aberdeen safe.