2020 marks 25 years of DARE in the UK delivered to over 400,000 students
Originally brought to Mansfield in 1995, DARE programmes have been delivered to nearly 400,000 young people throughout the UK. Life Skills Education Charity believe that all young people deserve the right to lead safe and healthy lives and achieve their potential. We do this by providing evidence-based, professional resources to schools, local authorities and community groups.
Since 1995 there have been over 10 iterations / re-designs of the primary programme (now DARE 25) as well as the creation of 2 secondary programmes and the DARE Game. Our development team have also worked on external resources such as On Track and Keep On Track in collaboration with local business as well as the Police and Local Authorities within Nottingham.
2018 saw the publication of the first independent, randomised control sampled evaluation of a UK based DARE programme, a combined effort by Nottingham and Nottingham Trent Universities involving 60 schools and over 1500 young people. It showed that the work that we do has a statistically proven positive impact on our learning outcomes.
We offer several courses that each have different methods of delivery. Needless to say, our DARE Officers are selected because of their unique experiences in previous roles that give them a direct link and passion to the subjects that we deliver.
Every DARE Officer goes through an intense 6 day training course that culminates with delivery of a lesson in a real classroom. Once qualified all DARE Officers are quality assured each term to ensure that they are delivering to the strict standards that we set out.
Our programmes use a blend of workbooks, presentations, videos, role play and Q&A to ensure that they keep young people interested and engaged.
Our head office and delivery team are growing fast.
DARE to be safe and healthy.