Problem gambling and the rights of children and families webinar
Children are often in vulnerable environments with exposure to the potential harmful effects of problem gambling if their parents or caregiver have a gambling problem or addiction. This can lead to child neglect which may include:
- Being without a parent or caregiver who is spending hours at a gambling establishment
- Provision of basic needs which cannot be provided for due to financial misuse and debt due to the gambling addiction
- Exposure to other social ills such as physical and emotional abuse
- Often gambling addiction coincides with other forms of addictions such as alcohol drugs and/or other psychological disorders
The National Gambling Act protects minors (Under the age of 18 years) from gambling in the licensed establishment and also provides Families with alternative methods of control through Self-exclusion and Third-party exclusion.
The Foundation through its treatment, counselling and social services also offers assistance to families and children who may be impacted by the negative harmful effects of problem gambling.
|Welcome||Mr Caleb Mabaso: Wabinar Chair|
Overview of the South African Responsible Gambling Foundation
5-year Strategic Plan zooming into Social Services and the topic “Problem gambling and the rights of children and families.”
|Ms Sibongile Simelane-Quntana: Executive Director
|SARGF Strategic Overview Presentation
|Provide a better understating taking people into the mind of a problem gambler and a child what are the psychological, behavioural, cognitive impacts of child neglect, how do these impact the child growing up and later in life.||Ms. Roxanne James a Clinical Psychologist.||Presentation
|Give a Child a Family
Case study and experience on socio-economic factors that lead to child neglect and if there any children who are at the home due to Problem Gambling or Debt.
|Ms. hAZEL gIGABA: Project Manager (Touch a Million)||Presentation
|National Credit Regulator
Credit education as well and Debt Counselling education, tips, and trends and free services that National Credit Regulators offers to South Africans. This aligns with one of the potential harmful effects of problem gambling (debt) which has a secondary impact on the child if the parent or caregiver is in debt due to problem gambling.
|Mr. Jimmy Golele: Senior Education & Communication Officer (NCR)||National Credit Regulator Presentation
|Recap||Mr. Lebogang Seoheng: Marketing & Communications Manager (SARGF)|