Over 360,000 young people in the UK have been through a DARE programme

Scientifically proven to have a statistical effect on:

Getting help from others; Communication and listening; Making safe and responsible choices; Knowledge about drugs, alcohol and substance abuse

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Life Skills Education Charity – DARE to stay safe and healthy

Life Skills Education Charity

We develop and deliver drug and life skills
education programmes for children aged 9 – 16

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Our DARE programmes are delivered to around 10,000 children every year across the UK. This is done in a variety of ways using a combination of DARE Officers, teachers and DARE Champions who are trained in delivery of drugs and life skills education concepts as well as in delivery of our programmes.

All of our DARE Programmes are developed in line with UK Government guidelines and follow best practice. They are updated and reviewed annually to ensure they remain relevant and up to date.

We continually monitor and evaluate all of our programmes. We seek feedback from students, parents, carers, teachers and our own staff. We have also just had the DARE Primary programme independently evaluated by a professor from Nottingham Trent University, the summary of the final report, analysing the results of 1500 young people can be found here.

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0300 111 3273

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Our Purpose

Our Purpose

The education of young people to lead safe and healthy lives and achieve their potential.

Our Goal

Our Goal

Improved decision making skills, effective management of risk and take responsibility for themselves and others.

Our Programmes Cover

  • Bullying
  • Peer Group Pressure
  • Use of Social Media
  • New Psychoactive Substances
  • Use of Illegal Drugs
  • Misuse of Legal Drugs
  • Misuse of Alcohol
  • Smoking
  • Solvent Abuse
  • (Optional) Cannabis/Theft
  • Personal Responsibility
  • Dealing with pressure
  • Communication
  • Risks and consequences
  • Decision making
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Life Skills Education is a Charity registered in England and Wales (#1772680) and as such is a not for profit organisation. Any profit made from the sale of our programmes is reinvested back into the development of our programmes, helping us to achieve our aims.

We receive no funding from the UK Government. We operate a tight budget and support our operations by charging for our products. Evaluation, product development and refresh cycles rely entirely on fundraising and voluntary donations like yours. When you donate money online today and support Life Skills Education Charity, you help us keep our products up to date with government guidelines and best practice, evaluate their effectiveness and provide more life skills education to more children.