London, 10 February 2023: Ygam has published its latest impact report which shows that 2022 was a year of increased growth, reach and impact.
The report reveals that Ygam’s portfolio of evidence-based education programmes is helping to safeguard millions of children and young people throughout all regions of England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.
Dr Jane Rigbye, Chief Executive Officer of Ygam said: “The findings of this report are a source of pride, and I want to thank the team, our partners, and supporters for their dedication and effort during this year. Our focus was to consolidate and build on the impact of our existing work, whilst looking to the future through the development of a new strategy to guide us from 2023.”
“The team have risen to the challenge; they have been flexible, inspiring, and creative. They have set the foundations to enable us to deliver programmes which meet the needs of those who have responsibility for safeguarding children and young people, in a way which will deliver continuously improving standards and real impact.”
Some of the key findings of the report are:
- 1,857,895 estimated young people reached.
- 4,819 delegates trained.
- 2994 teachers and youth workers trained.
- 99.6% of delegates would recommend Ygam workshops to colleagues.
- 96% of teachers and youth workers trained agree that they feel confident about talking to young people about gambling and gaming, compared to 33.3% pre-workshop.
- 98.1% of teachers and youth workers trained agree they can signpost and support young people if they’re concerned about gambling or gaming harms, compared to 25.8% pre-workshop.
- 94.9% of parents felt confident about spotting signs of gaming and gambling related harm after a Ygam workshop compared to 14.9% pre-workshop.
- 336 academy players from 12 professional football clubs completed the Ygam workshops on gaming harms through the League Football Education programme.
The report reiterates Ygam’s commitment to further understanding and demonstrating its impact through independent evaluations and academics studies. Ygam has also continued efforts to review and improve its systems and ways of working. The charity passed several robust audits and assessments which demonstrated Ygam is operating above all statutory and regulatory requirements.
You can read Ygam’s Impact Report 2023 here.
Ygam published it’s new ‘Strategy 2023: Safeguarding Our Digital Generation’ last month at a Parliamentary Reception.