Workshop: Gambling and Safeguarding

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Event date

Wednesday 16 November

Event time

10:00 - 12:00

Safeguarding refers to protecting the health and wellbeing of children, young people and adults, and enabling them to live free from harm, abuse and neglect. It is an integral part of providing high-quality sports provision, alongside ensuring all those involved receive safe and effective support should they need it.

Therefore, all those involved in the delivery of sport and physical activity, including safeguarding leads, community coaches or volunteers have a responsibility to safeguard their participants.

With 1 in 15 Greater Manchester residents experiencing the harmful impacts of gambling, when harms experienced by children, friends and family are considered, it’s possible that one person in every sports team in the region could be negatively affected by gambling harms.

This workshop is designed to encourage those involved in the delivery of sport and physical activity in Greater Manchester to explore gambling harms as a safeguarding issue and to discuss what resources are needed to help community sports organisations support individuals and onward refer to specialist support services.

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