DARE Primary

DARE Primary Programme

Have one of our fully trained DARE Officers deliver some or all of your course at your school. (Presently this option is delivered to schools based in the East Midlands, South Yorkshire, the City of London and East Sussex. If you are based outside of these areas then please give us a call to discuss).

Please note: The DARE Primary programme now provides an option for schools for your students to consider the facts and health effects of cannabis OR consider the law relating to theft and handling stolen property. Please let us know which you would prefer using the dropdown box below titled ‘Cannabis / Theft Option’.

A pre-programme parent/carer briefing will also be provided upon request, please choose the option from the dropdown box above.

Due the cost of delivery of the DARE Primary programme the minimum order number is 17 children for a course that requires a DARE Officer. For a Teacher Led course the minimum order number is 10.

  • FAQ’s – What is the DARE Primary Programme?

    A course developed to help children years 5 and 6 (Age 9 – 11) acquire a wide array of personal and social skills, including:

    • understanding the need to take personal responsibility for ourselves and others
    • effective communication and listening
    • coping by dealing with pressure and stressful situations
    • decision making
    • resistance skills
    • the identification of risks and consequences, particularly in relation to substance abuse
  • FAQ’s – The Curriculum

    The programme is delivered over a 10 week period and covers the following subjects:

    • Bullying
    • Peer Group Pressure
    • Use of Social Media
    • (Optional) Cannabis/Theft
    • Use of Illegal Drugs
    • Misuse of Legal Drugs
    • Misuse of Alcohol
    • Smoking
    • Solvent Abuse
    • New Psycoactive Substances

    Each week builds upon previous knowledge reinforcing the core principles of the programme.

  • FAQ’s – How is the programme delivered?

    Your school has the option of various forms of delivery; by one of our uniformed and fully trained DARE Officers, by a teacher, or a partnership of the two. Delivery options are:

    • 100% DARE Officer delivered – including the graduation
    • 50/50 Delivery – 6 sessions by DARE Officer, 5 by teacher
    • Teacher Led Plus – First session and graduation delivered by DARE Officer
    • 100% Delivery by teacher
    If you are based outside the East Midlands and South Yorkshire please give us a call if you want a course involving a DARE Officer.
  • FAQ’s – How much does it cost?

    100% DARE Officer delivery£27.50 per Child
    50/50 – 6 sessions by DARE Officer, 5 by teacher£20.50 per child
    Teacher Led Plus – First and last session delivered by DARE Officer£9.50 per child + £107. Additional £53.50 for each extra class
    100% Delivery by teacher£11.00 per child
  • FAQ’s – What’s included in the cost?

    Along with whichever method of delivery you choose you get:

    • Full PDF lesson guides with intended learning outcomes
    • Student workbook
    • PDF presentation
    • Videos featuring real children and their graphic counterparts
    • Graduation certificates
    • Name Cards
  • FAQ’s – How does it work?

    The curriculum has been developed in line with current advice and guidance on effective PSHE and drug education in the U.K. by:

    • Using interactive methods
    • Delivery through a series of 10 structured sessions (usually once a week)
    • Delivery by trained facilitators
    • Providing opportunities to practice and learn
    • Addressing perceptions of risks associated with substance abuse, emphasising immediate as well as longer term consequences
    • Dispelling misconceptions regarding the normative nature of and the expectations linked to substance abuse.
  • FAQ’s – Is there any proof it’s effective?

    Our programmes follow the International Standards set out by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC). These standards are promoted and used by mentor-ADEPIS. The results of our Quality Standards survey are here.

    An independent study in the City of London was undertaken in 2013 and shows positive outcomes. Nottinghamshire County Council’s D-Vibe data consistently reports improved resilience scores of pupils after undergoing the D.A.R.E primary programme.

    An independent randomised control sample evaluation of the programme in 51 classes (over 1500 pupils) in September and December 2015 has shown statistically significant improvements in children who took part on the D.A.R.E. Primary programme over those that didn’t. The report written by Professor Tseloni of Nottingham Trent University can be found here.

DARE Primary Resources

Parent Reviews

View some D.A.R.E. Reports here

100% DARE Officer Delivery

100% DARE Officer Delivery

Have one of our fully trained DARE Officers deliver every aspect of your course; 10 weeks course material plus the graduation ceremony in week 11.

Presently this option is delivered to schools based in the East Midlands, South Yorkshire, the City of London and East Sussex. If you are based outside of these areas then please give us a call to discuss.

50/50 Delivery

50/50 Delivery

Delivery is shared equally between one of our fully trained DARE Officers and your class teacher. Usually delivery is alternated weekly with the DARE Officer delivering weeks 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and the Graduation with the teacher delivering even weeks.

Presently this option is delivered to schools based in the East Midlands, South Yorkshire, the City of London and East Sussex. If you are based outside of these areas then please give us a call to discuss.

Teacher Led Plus

Teacher Led Plus

Delivery is carried out by your class teacher with one of our fully trained DARE Officers delivering week 1 and attending the Graduation.

Presently this option is delivered to schools based in the East Midlands, South Yorkshire, the City of London and East Sussex. If you are based outside of these areas then please give us a call to discuss.

Teacher Led

Teacher Led

Delivery is carried out by your class teacher who has access to all the support material necessary. Training in delivery of drug education and the programme is available.

This option is available to schools based anywhere in the UK.

MoD Schools

MoD Schools

We have trained a number of MoD Police Officers to deliver the DARE Primary programme around the UK.

Please give us a call if you are an MoD school interested in the programme and we can put you in touch.

Existing schools can:

BFPO Schools

BFPO Schools

We have trained British Forces Officers around the world to deliver our programme, including officers from The Falklands, Ascension Islands, Cyprus, Malta, Germany and Greece.

If you are a school or British Forces Officer and want to find out how to set up a programme in your area please get in touch.

Existing schools can:

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Number of children on your course (minimums apply)