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Advice guide - Staying safe at Halloween

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Trick or treating

We want you to enjoy Halloween, but remember, not everyone wants to take part!

Here's a few things to remember when you're out this Halloween.

  • If you’re going trick or treating, make sure you go with an adult and your parent or carer knows where you’re going and when to expect you back.
  • Respect posters asking you not to trick or treat at someone’s house.
  • Don’t go trick or treating alone - stay with your group.
  • Eggs and flour are for baking. Don’t throw them.
  • Be careful crossing roads in the dark.

Have a great time, stay safe and look out for each other. If you or someone you know is in danger call 999.

Download our Halloween safety guide

Residents advice

It is not just at Halloween when unexpected callers turn up on your doorstep.

  • Remember official visitors should always make an appointment beforehand
  • Look through the door view or window to see who is outside.
  • If you decide to open the door, put the chain or bar on first.
  • Check the caller's details before you let them into your home. Telephone the relevant organisation to confirm the caller's identity
  • Do not rely on a phone number that the caller gives you.
  • Do not feel pressurised into buying items on your doorstep and be wary of callers who may offer home repairs or gardening. 

Download our safety guide and 'Sorry No Trick or Treat' poster.

Shopkeepers advice

If your business decides not to sell flour or eggs to people under the age of 16 during Halloween you can download our 'Eggs and Flour' poster to put in your shop window.

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