Over 390,000 young people in the UK have been through a DARE programme

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.

Over 390,000 young people in the UK have been through a DARE programme

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.

A national issue

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’.

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Keepin’ it REAL

A secondary school programme

As a charity we aim:

‘To educate young people to lead safe and healthy lives and achieve their potential’

‘To provide drug and alcohol education to more young people year on year’

Our Programmes at a Glance

Course NameKey StageKey TopicsDelivery MethodLength of ProgrammeResources
On Track1Pre-work for later stages – growing up in a drug using world Helpful and Harmful drugsTeacher LedNine 1 Hour LessonsDownloadable worksheets / resources Lesson Plans
Keep on Track2Drugs, Alcohol, Risks and Consequences, Responsibility, Positive RelationshipsTeacher LedEight Flexible 1 Hour LessonsDownloadable worksheets / resources Lesson Plans
DARE 252Drugs, Alcohol, Knife Crime, Hate Crime, Decision Making, Resistance Strategies, Responsibility, Stress, Peer Pressure, Communication, Risks and Consequences, Support Network, Good CitizenshipDARE Officer and/or Teacher LedTen 1 Hour Weekly Lessons plus GraduationVideo’s, Presentation, Workbook, Lesson Plans
Keepin it REAL3Alcohol, Drugs, Decision Making, Resistance Strategies, Communication, Risks and Consequences, Stereotyping, Support NetworksTeacher LedSix 1 Hour Lessons / Flexible dependent on needVideo’s, Presentation, Workbook, Lesson Plans
DARE Active3 / Community ResourceDrugs, Alcohol, Decision Making, Responsibility, Communication, Risks and Consequences, Stress, Support Network, Goal Setting,DARE Champion / Teacheer LedFive flexible sessions plus the Team ChallengeWorkbook, Lesson Plans
DARE Game3 / Community ResourceDrugs, Alcohol, Road Safety, Fire Safety, Internet Safety, Decision MakingTeacher / Youth Group LeaderAd- hoc, card based scenario game with discussionCards, Session Guides, Information sheets (‘how to’, ‘the Law’)

Evaluated life skills education programmes,
proven to be effective on these learning outcomes

Communication and listening

Young people who had a Life Skills Education intervention were 3.4 times more advanced than the control group.

Getting help from others

Young people that undergo our programmes are 5.4 times more likely to seek help from other people.

Making safe & responsible choices

Young people that have taken a D.A.R.E. programme are twice as likely to make safe and responsible choices

Knowledge around substances

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.

A cost effective way to deliver your PSHE curriculum

Our courses cover a wide range of PSHE subjects including:

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Bullying

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Personal Responsibility

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Communication

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Decision Making

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Risks and Consequences

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Solvent Abuse

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Dealing with Pressure

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Use & Misuse of Legal and Illegal Drugs

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Peer Group Pressure

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Smoking

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Alcohol

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Cannabis

Knife Crime

Internet Safety

Road Safety

Fire Safety

* All of our courses make use of the D.A.R.E. Decision Making model, our proprietary framework for examining risks and consequences.

Your course, your way

So you want to help your young people understand how to deal with risks and consequences and skill up your staff in the process? Great! We have a range of life skills education resources for teachers at both Primary and Secondary age groups as well as some resources for use by community groups.

Our Life Skills Education Resources for teachers provide a cohesive curriculum that progresses from primary Key Stage 2 up to Secondary Key Stage 4 as well as community based programmes and combine the use of:

  • 1. A mix of delivery staff including teachers and our own staff
  • 2. A wide range of resources including visual slides, videos, role play activities and workbooks to record learning
  • 3. A truly comprehensive set of lesson plans to facilitate delivery
  • 4. Quality Assurance, monitoring and feedback.

Tel:  0300 111 3273
Fax:  0700 607 7559
E-Mail:  info@lifeskills-education.co.uk
Address: Unit 21, NBV Enterprise Centre, 6 David Lane, Basford, Nottingham, NG6 0JU

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