GambleAware Annual Conference: Keeping children and young people safe from gambling harms Thursday 5 December 2019

9am: Coffee / registration

9.30am: Welcome & opening remarks

  • Liz Barclay, Broadcaster, Writer & Author (Moderator)
  • Kate Lampard, Chair, GambleAware

9.40am: Keynote speakers

  • Marc Etches, CEO, GambleAware
  • Polly Mackenzie, CEO, Demos
  • Chris Martin, CEO, The Mix

10.30am: What the evidence is telling us

Leading researchers will provide an overview of gambling behaviours in children and young people including the antecedents and influences, such as advertising and marketing, social media and gaming.

  • Keynote: Professor Alan Emond, Emeritus Professor of Community Child Health, University of Bristol
  • Panel: Steve Ginnis, Research Director, Ipsos MORI; Dr David Zendle, Video Game Effects Expert & Lecturer, University of York; Professor Agnes Nairn, Professor of Marketing, University of Bristol.

11.30am: Break

12pm: What does 'gambling' mean to young people today? The young person's perspective

Hear about work to encourage parents to understand their children’s engagement with gambling and gambling-like activity, and learn what young people themselves tell us it means to them from recent consultation research.

  • Keynote: Vicki Shotbolt, CEO, Parent Zone
  • Panel: Kenny Imafidon, Co-Founder & Managing Director, ClearView Research; Duncan Stephenson, Deputy CEO, RSPH; Aaron Mansfield, Health and Wellbeing Project Manager (Young People), RSPH.

1pm: Lunch

2pm: Q&A session: Kate Lampard & Marc Etches, GambleAware

2.15pm: Prevention for youth: PSHE and beyond

Discuss best practice in gambling prevention work in school and informal youth settings, learning from new initiatives to engage young people and deliver impactful prevention education.

  • Keynote: Jonathan Baggaley, CEO, PSHE Association
  • Panel: Chiara Marin, Project Manager, Fast Forward; Conor Maxwell, Youth, Family Community Learning Services Team Leader, Larkhall Universal Connections; Anne Bell, Subject Specialist, PSHE Association; Gifty Oduro-Anyan, Youth Outreach Coordinator, GamCare.

3.05pm: Developing treatment for children and young people

New developments in the provision of treatment for children and young people, and issues for future service planning.

  • Keynote: Dr Henrietta Bowden-Jones, Consultant Psychiatrist, Young Person's Gambling Services
  • Panel: Vivienne Evans, CEO, Adfam; Andy Todd, CEO, RCA Trust; Helen Garratt, Director of Clinical Services, GamCare.

4pm: Ends

4-5pm: Networking reception

Download the full conference programme here.