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Lived Experience Advisory Panel

The Lived Experience Advisory Panel (LEAP) provides expert independent advice based on its members personal lived experience of gambling harms.

The Gambling Commission considers a wide range of evidence to inform decisions to make gambling safer for consumers. An essential part of this evidence is input directly from people with lived experience of gambling harms.

The Gambling Commission is responsible for decision-making which draws on the advice it receives from its expert advisory groups alongside other evidence and input from a wide range of stakeholders.

To ensure balance, the Gambling Commission engage with other consumers, including those who gamble without suffering harm. This is done through a variety of surveys, panels, stakeholder engagement activities and research.


The advice provided by the group will be relevant to the Gambling Commission’s:

  • safer gambling policies – such as the requirements placed on operators and how the Gambling Commission contributes to the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms
  • operational activities – such as ways of interacting with consumers
  • advice to other bodies and government.

The focus of the LEAP’s work is managed through a workplan agreed between the Gambling Commission and the group itself. The group is not responsible for directly advising other bodies beyond the Gambling Commission.

You can read our terms of reference for the Lived Experience Advisory Panel.


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