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Evaluation of the Scottish Gambling Education Hub

IFF

Overview

The aims of the evaluation are to assess the effectiveness and early outcomes of the Scottish Gambling Education Hub programme; to inform decision making on improvements or extensions to the programme; and to create an evaluation legacy by strengthening monitoring and evaluation capacity and capabilities.

The Scottish Gambling Education Hub is a national gambling education and prevention programme which works in a variety of settings across Scotland. The programme is delivered by Fast Forward, and offers free training, support and resources for professionals working with young people and families, as well as for young people themselves. The Hub encompasses seven different activities including CPD training, policy guidance, a professional network, education toolkit and advice booklets, online gambling harm messages for Further and Higher Education institutions and the delivery of theatrical performances to secondary school pupils

The Evaluation

The aims of the evaluation are to assess the effectiveness and early outcomes of the Scottish Gambling Education Hub programme; to inform decision making on improvements or extensions to the programme; and to create an evaluation legacy by strengthening monitoring and evaluation capacity and capabilities.

The process evaluation will provide formative and summative feedback on the implementation of the Hub and its seven activities. The impact evaluation will explore the added value of the Hub.

Methods

Qualitative and quantitative research methods will be used to create primary data for the evaluation, including depth interviews and an online survey. Secondary data analysis of management information, survey findings and website statistics will also be conducted.

Project lead
Kelsey Beninger, IFF
Timeline
Summer 2020 - Spring 2022