Sweden's safest for children

January 1, 2008

Global News

Sweden is the safest country in the European Union to be a child, followed up by Northern Ireland and the Netherlands. That's according to a Child Safety Report Card from EuroSafe, the European Child Safety Alliance, which wants to make all other countries as safe as Sweden.

Doing so could save over 6,700 lives every year throughout Europe. Currently, Greece and Portugal are the least safe places for children in the EU, although no country received an "unacceptable" grade. The report card looked at national policies designed to prevent and minimize accidents.