On May 30 the European Child Safety Alliance will launch Violence Against Children Report Cards for 29 European countries. This is the first time that Violence Against Children Report Cards are being produced and released across Europe.
The Violence Against Children Report Cards assess the extent of harm prevention measures provided to children by examining and grading the adoption, implementation and enforcement of national level, evidence-based policies addressing intentional injury to children. 
The policy topics included in the report cards comprise areas of violence prevention relevant to children including:
The Violence Against Children Report Cards describe:
The Violence Against Children Report Cards will be available for Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, England, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Wales.
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The Report Cards are designed to provide both a means of identifying current policy gaps and thereby priorities for action to reduce child intentional injuries in member states, and a baseline and monitoring tool against which to assess progress. The European Summary will provide a multi-country overview to facilitate European-level planning to support national efforts and also assist countries in assessing their progress compared to other member states.
Country specific Report Cards, a European Summary examining results across participating countries and country-level statistical profiles, are among the activities to benchmark and monitor child injury and related action being undertaken as part of the EU funded TACTICS project. The Child Safety Report Cards on unintentional injury prevention were awarded the European Health Award from the European Health Forum Gastein in 2011.
Report card launch: May 30, 2013 – European Child Health Research Conference, Dublin, Ireland during the Irish EU Presidency with simultaneous launches in participating member states.
For more information and results on May 30, 2013 go to: www.childsafetyeurope.org
TACTICS funding and partnership: TACTICS is coordinated by the European Child Safety Alliance, with the support of RoSPA, Maastricht University, Nordic School of Public Health, Dublin City University, Swansea University, European Public Health Alliance, European Public Health Association, Schools for Health in Europe, European Transport Safety Council, UNICEF, World Health Organization (WHO) and the partner organisations in each of the participating countries (a full list of the organisations involved is available at www.childsafetyeurope.org). A range of other expert partners are also contributing to the development and distribution of the Children and Violence Report Cards including the Council of Europe, European Commission DG Justice, EuroChild, Save the Children, UNICEF and Universities of Nottingham and Central Lancashire.
This announcement arises from the project TACTICS which has received funding from the European Union in the framework of the health programme.
 Policies include both those where there is research evidence supporting their effectiveness and those based on expert opinion.