English Gambling Education Mark Logo
English Gambling Education Mark Logo

Does your school provide a holistic approach to gambling harm prevention?  

If so, then our Gambling Education Quality Mark is an ideal way to evidence and promote your school’s practice to all students, parents, and other stakeholders.

This free quality mark for schools in England is offered by the English Gambling Education Hub in recognition of a school’s commitment to gambling harm prevention through education.

The Gambling Education Quality Mark will guide your school through 16 criteria evidencing your commitment and implementation of a curriculum-based approach to gambling harm education. 

It is supported by the Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme (YPGHPP) delivered by Ygam, giving access to 100’s of teaching resources to support your implementation.  

Who can apply for the Quality Mark? 

The Gambling Education Quality Mark is open to schools in England that: 

  • Have a current staff member who has attended a Ygam delivered Young People’s Gambling Harm Prevention Programme (YPGHPP) workshop.  
  • Commit to providing gambling harm prevention education and implementing a curriculum-based approach using Ygam teaching materials. 

If no one in your school has attended a YPGHPP workshop with Ygam you will need to complete this before registering for the Gambling Education Quality Mark.

Workshops are free to access and are delivered online or face to face.

Achieve the Gambling Education Quality Mark and receive:

Recognition of your whole school approach to gambling harm prevention and a supportive environment for children and young people affected. 

Recognition of being at the forefront of an emerging issue for children and young people and demonstrating a proactive approach to safeguarding our digital generation.

Recognition of your good practice by Ygam, an award-winning charity with a mission to prevent children and young people from experiencing gaming and gambling harms. 

The Gambling Education Quality Mark logo and digital credential for use on your website, documents and publicity materials

The digital world offers huge opportunities but with those opportunities come risks, particularly for young people who live in an increasingly digitised world.

The level of gambling advertising has transformed gambling operators into household brands. Young people are aware of gambling and even engage in gambling before they turn the legal age of 18.

Research* shows that out of 2,559 eleven to sixteen years olds; 

  • 31% had spent their own money on gambling in the last 12 months. 
  • 1 in 30 were classified as “problem” or “at risk” gamblers.  

It is crucial that young people receive preventative education on the potential harms of gambling, just like they do on other public health matters such as alcohol and drugs. 

* Gambling Commission Report (2022) 

The digital world offers huge opportunities but with those opportunities come risks, particularly for young people who live in an increasingly digitised world.

The level of gambling advertising has transformed gambling operators into household brands. Young people are aware of gambling and even engage in gambling before they turn the legal age of 18.

Research * shows that out of 2,559 eleven to sixteen years olds; 

  • 31% had spent their own money on gambling in the last 12 months. 
  • 1 in 30 were classified as d“problem” or “at risk” gamblers.  

It is crucial that young people receive preventative education on the potential harms of gambling, just like they do on other public health matters such as alcohol and drugs. 

* Gambling Commission Report (2022) 

How it works

The process of being awarded the Quality Mark is formative; it is designed to help schools develop and enhance their PSHE/RSHE curriculum around gambling harm prevention.

As such, the aim of the award is not just the recognition of good practice, but also to support schools to embed the messages around gambling harm prevention across the whole school and the wider community, while capturing the impact of their actions. 

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    Upload Evidence

    Work through the criteria collating and uploading evidence of your practice.

    Include short explanations of how you meet the criteria.

    Submit

    When you are satisfied with the evidence and explanations you have uploaded, submit them for assessment.

    To ensure evidence is current this should happen within 6 months of starting the award.

    Assessment

    The Quality Assurance team will assess your application, make a decision and give you feedback.

    Awarded

    If successful, you will be issued a certificate and a digital credential confirming that you have achieved the Gambling Education Quality Mark.

    This will be valid for 2 years.

    Register

    Register your school by filling out the form below.

    Accepted

    We will confirm your eligibility for the Quality Mark and give you access to our user-friendly submission portal.

    You can also request one to one guidance at this stage.

    How it works

    The process of being awarded the Quality Mark is formative; it is designed to help schools develop and enhance their PSHE/RSHE curriculum around gambling harm prevention.

    As such, the aim of the award is not just the recognition of good practice, but also to support schools to embed the messages around gambling harm prevention across the whole school and the wider community, while capturing the impact of their actions. 

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      Upload Evidence

      Work through the criteria collating and uploading evidence of your practice.

      Include short explanations of how you meet the criteria.

      Submit

      When you are satisfied with the evidence and explanations you have uploaded, submit them for assessment.

      To ensure evidence is current this should happen within 6 months of starting the award.

      Assessment

      The Quality Assurance team will assess your application, make a decision and give you feedback.

      Awarded

      If successful, you will be issued a certificate and a digital credential confirming that you have achieved the Gambling Education Quality Mark.

      This will be valid for 2 years.

      Register

      Register your school by filling out the form below.

      Accepted

      We will confirm your eligibility for the Quality Mark and give you access to our user-friendly submission portal.

      You can also request one to one guidance at this stage.

      The Gambling Education Quality Mark is made up of 4 standards.

        Each standard has 4 criteria (16 in total) which you are required to meet to gain the Gambling Education Quality Mark.  

        • Integrated gambling harm prevention lessons in the PSHE/RSHE curriculum.
        • Whole school approach to gambling harm prevention.
        • Appropriate teacher training and knowledge sharing opportunities.
        • Range of activities and opportunities for young people to learn about gambling harm

        • Clear governance and processes specifically around safeguarding issues arising from gambling harm.
        • Governors’ awareness of gambling related harm.
        • Access to pastoral care and support services.
        • Robust learning and development plans for all staff to enable confident discussions with young people around gambling harm.

          • Activities and information for parents/carers to increase their awareness of gambling harms and support available.
          • Engagement with the local community to raise awareness of gambling harms.
          • Sharing of good practice both internally within the school and externally with colleagues/partner schools.
          • An inclusive safe space to allow children and young people to understand and respect a diverse range of cultural and religious viewpoints on gambling and gambling harm.

            • Clear increase in children and young people's knowledge and understanding around gambling related harm including where to access support.
            • Implementation of knowledge and evidence of informed choices by children and young people.
            • Knowledge sharing to positively influence peers and the wider community.
            • Increased awareness by school body, families, and the wider community

            • Integrated gambling harm prevention lessons in the PSHE/RSHE curriculum.
            • Whole school approach to gambling harm prevention.
            • Appropriate teacher training and knowledge sharing opportunities.
            • Range of activities and opportunities for young people to learn about gambling harm

            • Clear governance and processes specifically around safeguarding issues arising from gambling harm.
            • Governors’ awareness of gambling related harm.
            • Access to pastoral care and support services.
            • Robust learning and development plans for all staff to enable confident discussions with young people around gambling harm.

              • Activities and information for parents/carers to increase their awareness of gambling harms and support available.
              • Engagement with the local community to raise awareness of gambling harms.
              • Sharing of good practice both internally within the school and externally with colleagues/partner schools.
              • An inclusive safe space to allow children and young people to understand and respect a diverse range of cultural and religious viewpoints on gambling and gambling harm.

                • Clear increase in children and young people's knowledge and understanding around gambling related harm including where to access support.
                • Implementation of knowledge and evidence of informed choices by children and young people.
                • Knowledge sharing to positively influence peers and the wider community.
                • Increased awareness by school body, families, and the wider community

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                Not eligible yet? If you have not attended YPGHPP training with Ygam sign up for a workshop before applying for the Quality Mark.