Investing in children: the European child maltreatment prevention action plan 2015–2020






This document contains an action plan for the prevention of child maltreatment in the WHO European Region for the next six years 2015–2020. It focuses on priority actions and interventions that are informed by evidence and that will bring benefits which will outweigh any cost of investment.

The action plan has been developed through a consultative process, guided by the Standing Committee of the Regional Committee, and has sought the views of the Violence and Injury Prevention focal points and other stakeholders. Its formulation has been informed by the guiding principles of Health 2020: the European policy for health and well-being and Investing in children: the European child and adolescent health strategy. The evidence base which informs the plan has been published in the European report on preventing child maltreatment.