This is a three-year strategy, but the two strategic priority areas of prevention and education, and treatment and support will continue to drive activity to reduce gambling harms over the life of the strategy and beyond.
Throughout this strategy we have highlighted the importance of partnership working to deliver progress towards reducing gambling harms.
The Gambling Commission has led the development of this strategy, based on the advice and views of a broad range of stakeholders with an interest or role to play. Over time, it may become clear that some elements of the strategy would benefit from leadership or increased responsibility by other bodies, and we will work closely with all partners to put in place the right governance arrangements to ensure effective delivery of the strategy.
An implementation plan for the strategy will be published early in the first year, setting out roles and responsibilities and enabling actions to deliver the strategic priority outcomes. Advice on progress against the strategy’s implementation plan will be given by the Advisory Board for Safer Gambling, on an annual basis, and the implementation plan will be refreshed and updated over the course of the strategy to reflect progress made.
This approach will require strong co-ordination and collaborative action with a range of partners including national and local government, health and social care bodies, gambling businesses, experts by experience, third sector organisations and many others if the strategy is to succeed.