About Warning Zone

Launched in 2006, Warning Zone provides vital information to children from ages 10-11.

Delivering crucial messages from personal to online safety through stimulating and memorable experiences, helping to prepare youngsters for increased independence and their transition into early adolescence. Located on Frog Island in Leicester, the core programme aims to provide knowledge and understanding of risk, consequence of actions, peer pressure and personal responsibility. Presenting the real risks of life for children growing through to teenage years, delivered in an honest, compassionate and understandable way in order to encourage responsible behaviour and sound decision making while living full and active lives.

Why is Warning Zone needed?

Accidents are a leading cause of death, serious injury and acquired disability in children and young people in the UK.

  • Each year in England & Wales, around 300 children under 15 die from accidental injury. 120,000 need extensive treatment for injuries and approximately 10,000 suffer a permanent disability.
  • Above the age of seven, accidental injury to children occurs increasingly outside of the home.
  • The involvement of young people in anti-social behaviour and offending continues to cause concern in our communities. At 10, children have already reached the age of criminal responsibility and can be arrested and get a criminal record.
  • For children living in areas of multiple deprivation, risk factors relating to avoidable death and injuries as well as involvement in anti-social behaviour and offending are significantly greater than for children from other areas.
  • Leicester is ranked as the 20th most deprived local authority area in England. Over 50% of Year 6 pupils live in areas classified as being in the highest 20% in the Indices of Multiple Deprivation. Only around 30% fall outside any deprivation band.

Wherever children live, whatever their backgrounds, Year 6 is a key time to prepare them for increased independence, a wider peer group and the natural “boundary testing” that adolescence brings.

Teachers and other professionals tell us; Warning Zone tackle issues that are hard for parents to discuss with their children and difficult for teachers to effectively portray in the confines of the classroom.

Our Vision

“Our aim is to reduce the number of children and young people entering the Criminal Justice System and improve their life chances by keeping them safe from accidental injury by increasing their understanding of risks and consequences. We also aim to provide the children with key messages regarding how to behave and keep safe online. All of these messages are delivered in an interactive and memorable manner.”

Our Mission

“To provide a high-quality interactive learning experience which will help Year 6 children and upwards make their transition into adolescence safer by giving them some of the tools needed to become responsible members of their local community.”