Under Age Sales reacts to LCCP social responsibility review

Saturday, 7 February 2015

Under Age Sales reacts to LCCP social responsibility review

Following the release of the Gambling Commission’s response to the LCCP’s (Licence Conditions and Code of Practice) social responsibility review* Tony Allen, MD of Under Age Sales, welcomes the review but urges authorities to take their recommendations even further:

“The review, published today [6th February 2015], confirms a number of changes which we welcome.  Our priority is always to protect children from harm, and as such, there is a regular need to review the processes that the UK employs to prevent underage gambling. It’s right that the industry takes this issue extremely seriously.

“Although there are some strong recommendations, I would like to see the review go much further by identifying accredited training for front line staff.  It’s disappointing that staff – and children - could be let down through a lack of appropriate training, as ultimately this could lead to a lack of implementation of the Commission’s recommendations. This should have been an integral part of the report.”

For more information visit www.underagesales.co.uk

 

ENDS

*http://www.gamblingcommission.gov.uk/pdf/Strengthening-social-responsibility-LCCP-responses.pdf

For more information about this press release, please contact:

Refresh PR – 0161 871 1188 / www.refreshpr.co.uk

Nia Dawson – nia@refreshpr.co.uk

Laura Mashiter – laura@refreshpr.co.uk

Notes to editor:

ABOUT UNDER AGE SALES

Under Age Sales is a social enterprise that specialises in helping retailers prevent under age sales of restricted products, and assists them in achieving compliance; providing staff training, point-of-sale materials, compliance advice and support services.

Under Age Sales offers comprehensive and, if needed, intensive support to mainly small, independent retailers including sole traders, chain retailers, symbol or fascia groups, and franchisees.

Under Age Sales is accredited by the Trading Standards Institute to provide nationally recognised training, and is an Edexcel accredited centre.

The protection of children from harm is what lies behind the range of age restricted sales legislation.

For additional information about Under Age Sales, call 0345 257 0018, email info@underagesales.co.uk or visit www.underagesales.co.uk.