DARE Programme

DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) was developed in 1983 in California by the County School District and the Police Department before being rolled out nationally. It was first introduced to the UK in 1994 and was completely redesigned in 2013. This revision was designed to fit with the UK education system. Following trials, the revised programme was implemented in the UK in 2014. It was also run as a pilot to ensure it is suitable for children with Alternative Learning Needs (ALN). To date over 360,000 children have graduated from the DARE Primary Programme. There are two versions of the current programme, for primary and secondary school pupils, however, this report is solely for the DARE Primary Programme.