Today, we are publishing the independent evaluation that Dr Margaret Carran, Senior Lecturer in Law and Deputy Associate Dean (Education), City Law School undertook for YGAM. Dr Carran undertook this six-month evaluation in a voluntary capacity. Dr Carran said ‘It has been a pleasure to assist the YGAM team with a six-month, pro-bono independent evaluation of their educational resources and impressions of their training from teachers and practitioners. Feedback from teachers and practitioners was very favourable and I have made a number of recommendations as part of my evaluation which, I feel, will help the team strengthen their programme further’.
Lee Willows, Chief Executive, YGAM said ‘It has been a pleasure to work with Dr Carran and colleagues from City, University of London. I consider ourselves fortunate to be in a position to have the benefit of their insight and recommendations. Preventative education to minimise gambling or gaming-related harm is an under researched area and only a handful of jurisdictions across the world are delivering high quality, accredited and quality-assured preventative programmes. The team at YGAM are acutely aware that we need to ensure we take as much advice to ensure our programme as effective as they can be. Our evaluation is in two-phases, this phase evaluated our educational resources and colleagues feedback. Similar to other education prevention programmes such as sexual health or alcohol-related harm, this topic needs to be handled in a sensitive manner and any resources aimed at teaching professionals, young people, students or vulnerable adults need as much insight as possible. The YGAM education resources are the UK’s only resources in this subject area that have gained the PSHE Association quality-kite mark and are quality-assured and accredited by the Ofqual approved Awarding Body ASDAN. In addition we are working with the Ofqual global Awarding Body, Pearson, to secure their Pearson Assured global quality-kite mark. The combination of all this external scrutiny, plus the independent evaluation by Dr Carran gives us confidence that we are moving in the right direction’.
Click the button as below to read about our Symposium and download the evaluation and accompanying documents that were presented at the City Law School and YGAM Symposium on Thursday 7 September.
In addition, YGAM has published its 2016/18 Annual Review and accounts. To download the annual review and accounts, please click on the button below:
In addition, our accounts have been filed with Companies House and the Charity Commission. These should be visible on the public record of both of these websites in the coming week.