7-minute briefings are based on a technique borrowed from the FBI. Research suggests that 7 minutes is an ideal amount of time to enable people to concentrate and learn, without pressure or distraction. This is especially important given the demands on professionals within their duties in being kept up to date on key issues.
Key services such as Local Authorities use 7-minute briefings that often feature a range of safeguarding issues as part of their training resource framework. These briefing assist their workforce to continually develop their practice with a focus on safeguarding.
To assist and ensure ‘Harmful Gambling’ is included as a safeguarding concern, and to support professionals in the field, Beacon Counselling Trust have developed a 7-minute briefing on this subject.
This is a free resource that practitioners and key services and organisations can use to discuss and reflect on their own safeguarding systems and practices in relation to harmful gambling.