Alliance Spring Steering Committee meeting


The European Child Safety Alliance Spring Steering Committee meeting was hosted by the Icelandic Safety House in Reykjavik Iceland on June 5 and 6 with participants from more than 20 Countries.

Health Minister of Iceland

Joanne Vincenten, Director of the European Child Safety Alliance with the Minister of Health for Iceland, Mr. Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson

The meeting was opened by the Minister of Health for Iceland, Mr. Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson and the representative to the Minister of Trans-portation, Ms. Birna Hreidaesdottie, Legal Advisor Ministry of Transport, Tourism and Tele-communications.

The first day offered a seminar with 2 sections, one on child passenger safety and the other on home safety allowing discussions with follow up actions agreed upon by the attending Member States including:

Increased advocacy for accessibility and affordability of child passenger restraints; and pictorial safety images for home safety that can be used by immigrant populations in countries that are not familiar with the language of the country.

The Alliance Steering Committee Meeting was held on the second day with discussions that included advocacy action on the toy safety directive and lowering of tap water temperatures to reduce scalds, preparations for the launch of "Protecting Children and Youths in Water Recreation; Safety Guidelines for Service Providers as well as the World and European Reports on Child Injury Prevention. Further investigations will be discussed at up coming meetings regarding the issue of safety barriers and injury prevention training as part of school curriculums.

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