Independently evaluated and 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.
Developing and delivering our drug and life skills education resources since 1995
We are a registered charity in England and Wales that has been developing and delivering drug and life skills education resources for teachers in UK schools since 1995. Our programmes are developed using evidence from research and follow government guidelines and best practice.
Drug and substance misuse by young people in the UK costs around £28 Million each year. Statistics show that 11% of young people have tried drugs at some point and we know that regular abuse can start with the casual use of ‘soft drugs’.
|Course Name||Key Stage||Key Topics||Delivery Method||Length of Programme||Resources|
|On Track||1||Pre-work for later stages – growing up in a drug using world Helpful and Harmful drugs||Teacher Led||Nine 1 Hour Lessons||Downloadable worksheets / resources Lesson Plans|
|Keep on Track||2||Drugs, Alcohol, Risks and Consequences, Responsibility, Positive Relationships||Teacher Led||Eight Flexible 1 Hour Lessons||Downloadable worksheets / resources Lesson Plans|
|DARE 25||2||Drugs, Alcohol, Knife Crime, Hate Crime, Decision Making, Resistance Strategies, Responsibility, Stress, Peer Pressure, Communication, Risks and Consequences, Support Network, Good Citizenship||DARE Officer and/or Teacher Led||Ten 1 Hour Weekly Lessons plus Graduation||Video’s, Presentation, Workbook, Lesson Plans|
|Keepin it REAL||3||Alcohol, Drugs, Decision Making, Resistance Strategies, Communication, Risks and Consequences, Stereotyping, Support Networks||Teacher Led||Six 1 Hour Lessons / Flexible dependent on need||Video's, Presentation, Workbook, Lesson Plans|
|DARE Active||3 / Community Resource||Drugs, Alcohol, Decision Making, Responsibility, Communication, Risks and Consequences, Stress, Support Network, Goal Setting,||DARE Champion / Teacheer Led||Five flexible sessions plus the Team Challenge||Workbook, Lesson Plans|
|DARE Game||3 / Community Resource||Drugs, Alcohol, Road Safety, Fire Safety, Internet Safety, Decision Making||Teacher / Youth Group Leader||Ad- hoc, card based scenario game with discussion||Cards, Session Guides, Information sheets (‘how to’, ‘the Law’)|
Evaluated life skills education programmes, proven to be effective on these learning outcomes
Young people who had a Life Skills Education intervention were 3.4 times more advanced than the control group.
Young people that undergo our programmes are 5.4 times more likely to seek help from other people.
Young people that have taken a D.A.R.E. programme are twice as likely to make safe and responsible choices
Young people were 2.4 times more knowledgeable about drugs, alcohol and substance use/abuse.
** Not only has an independent study shown that our programmes are effective on all major outcomes, teachers have rated them ‘Good’ or ‘Outstanding’ against the Mentor ADEPIS Quality Standards. Parent feedback shows that children develop new skills and knowledge as a result of our courses. Click this link for more information on our effectiveness.
* All of our courses make use of the D.A.R.E. Decision Making model, our proprietary framework for examining risks and consequences.
DARE to be safe and healthy.