Scotland's Drowning Prevention Strategy

Two Year Review 

Scotland's Drowning Prevention Strategy was launched in January 2018 and updated in March 2022.

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.

On March 25 2022, we published our Interim Review of Scotland's Drowning Prevention Strategy. At the same time, the Minister for Community Safety, Ash Regan, launched the Water Safety Action Plan, which compliments and strengthens Scotland's Drowning Prevention Strategy

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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