We have been delivering this across Stoke-on-Trent, West and East Midlands, North west of England and also London. It is highly successful and has been running in an increasing amount of schools and regions across the country for the past 11 years (since 2008). Not only is feedback from the schools universally positive, but it also helps schools adhere to their safeguarding responsibilities connected to Prevent Programme. The “Game On” programme has been monitored and evaluated by the Home Office OSCT and is now noted and recommended as a “Best Practice” programme of work supporting the Prevent Programme.
Each participating school receives an extensive Final Report, which includes an explanation of what, when and how Game On was delivered and a daily overview of each participating group, highlighting any issues that has been discovered. The Report identifies how these issues had been addressed by Reveal, whether this had reached a positive conclusion or if further work is required by the participating school. The Report is then sent to the Safeguarding Lead or appropriate Staff member. These Final Reports enable the school to identify issues connected to views and opinions that could damage the cohesive community of the school as well as safeguarding young people from predators who wish to engage with vulnerable people to perpetrate the division of our communities.