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National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Completion of horizon scanning preliminary phase of screening and development of care pathways for custody suites in 5 police forces in England, with potential to extend to police forces in Wales and Scotland. (BCT)


November 2020

This preliminary phase of the custody suite pilot built on existing good and innovative practices from across the UK (specifically the Cheshire Police Pilot) and internationally. This phase involved police forces in Greater Manchester, Merseyside, West Midlands, Cheshire and Lancashire, to embed problem gambling screening, building up further areas of innovation and good practice from within each force.

The aim of this phase was to also ensure capacity building, co-production and the development of a community of practice across the five participating police forces, with engagement with the respective forces in Wales and Scotland for roll-out exploration when appropriate. There was much enthusiasm from the police forces to engage with this pilot, and over 14 forces were engaged with and significant added value and information was delivered through this phase.

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