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Bury Integrated Safeguarding Partnership

Working together to safeguard adults and children in Bury


Virtual Training now available to book

A wide range of virtual multi-agency safeguarding courses are available to book on the BISP Training website. Create your account and book yourself on.

Young People and Problem Gambling - 1 hour Zoom training delivered by Ian Whiteside and Kylie Windle, Beacon Trust Counselling

This course is suitable for all professionals working with vulnerable young people and young adults at risk.

This virtual course will help you to recognise risk factors, signs and symptoms and address how to access support for young people with problem gambling issues. It will look at the level of impact of harmful gambling on both the individual and affected others including mental health and wellbeing issues, the heightened risk of suicidal ideation and self-harm, drug and alcohol misuse, financial crisis, problems with education/work, criminality, relationship difficulties and the associated social and psychological impact on affected others.

Course objectives:

  • Learn how to recognise the risk factors, signs, indicators and symptoms of problem gambling
  • Find out how to talk to young people about problem gambling
  • Learn what support and help is available if needed

Harmful gambling

pdf icon Problem Gambling and Young People [189kb]

pdf icon Risk Factors Fact Sheet [156kb]

BISP Learning and Development Strategy

BISP is committed to delivering a high quality multi-agency training programme that supports professionals, volunteers and the independent sector in their work to safeguard and promote the welfare of adults, children and young people. The Learning and Development Strategy for 2016-2019 can be viewed here. pdf icon BSCB Learning and Development Strategy 2016-2019 [82kb]