Training Events:

Problematic gambling

Problematic gambling

  • Date: 22-02-2021
  • Venue: Zoom

Target audience

This course is aimed at practitioners who work within the children’s and Adults workforce, from universal to statutory intervention services.





Course code


14:00pm - 15:00pm


Online via Zoom



Safeguarding issues such as smoking, drinking alcohol, illegal drug use, sexual health and mental health are frequently spoken about, but gambling is not. It may surprise you to know that the Gambling Commission estimates there are about 55,000 children and young people classed as problem gamblers. The Gambling Commission figures show 11% of 11 – 16 yr olds spent their own money on gambling in the last week. This is compared to 16% drinking alcohol, 7% using e-cigarette, 6% smoking tobacco and 5% taking illegal drugs. The aim of this session is to raise awareness to practitioners around the growing issue around gambling.


By the end of the session the course participants will have been informed how:

  • To identify the impacts, signs, and symptoms of a gambling problem.
  • To interact with a young person about problem gambling and screen for it.
  • To inform young people about where and how to get help. 

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