Meet The Young Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM)
Meet our latest conference partner; The Young Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM). What’s more Rachel Jones, Chair of Trustees will be speaking in the morning session; Equal education – helping all students understand career options in gambling
Come along to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Gambling Industry in May and meet the team.
About the Young Gamblers Education Trust.
YGAM is an education charity with a mission to educate, inform and safeguard young people against the problems of social gaming and gambling. Over the last few years they have run workshops, peer education programmes and research based on these issues. As a result of these efforts they are now the leading organisation working in this sphere of education.
Working with the PSHE Association and Ofqual-approved awarding bodies. Pearson and ASDAN, YGAM has developed the UK’s first accredited, social gaming and gambling-related harm training course and quality-assured resources. The course and resources have been written for professionals and volunteers who support young people and adults up to the age of 25 years.
All YGAM resources have been created by teachers, youth workers, young people, gambling industry leaders, health professionals and former gambling addicts. As a result their programme has been designed to build digital resilience among young people and raise awareness of the potential mental health and financial impacts of problem gambling & social gaming.
Furthermore, YGAM have developed a new corporate training programme for those who work in the gaming and gambling industry. This is based on safeguarding and harm minimisation which it will further develop in 2018.
About Rachel Jones
Rachel Jones is Chair of Trustees, Young Gamblers’ Education Trust (YGAM).
Rachel has a wide range of experience in education and was one of the founding directors at the Elliot Foundation Academies Trust – one of the most transformationally successful multi-academy trusts in the country.
Previously Rachel has served as a headteacher in both primary and secondary schools. In addition she has extensive experience as an education consultant and schools inspector.
Rachel’s specialism is technology and digital learning, strengthened by six years in the tech industry. Previousy, Rachel was Chair of Trustees at the British Council for School Environments.