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ABSG Progress Report on the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms - Year 3

ABSG - Year three Progress Report on the National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms

Part 1: Introduction

National Strategy to Reduce Gambling Harms - Overview

The National Strategy was published in April 2019 as a vehicle for collaboration to reduce gambling harms. The Strategy had two strategic priorities:

  • prevention and education
  • treatment and support.

The National Strategy set out four enabling themes that were required to make progress on these priorities:

  • regulation and oversight
  • collaboration
  • evaluation
  • research to inform action.

The Gambling Commission asked ABSG to take responsibility to provide the Commission with an annual independent report on its progress. The purpose of the ABSG progress report is to:

  • draw out highlights – recognising the key achievements to date
  • identify gaps – identifying where action should be prioritised in future
  • help catalyse further action and progress by celebrating what has been achieved and drawing attention to what needs to be done next.

This report provides an opportunity to review the last year of the National Strategy, as well as the overall achievements since its launch in 2019. Looking at the overall impact provides the best opportunity to consider how its legacy can be sustained and built upon.

ABSG’s previous progress reports can be accessed by the following links:

The Gambling Commission collected and published progress updates from the partners involved in delivery of the National Strategy.

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